Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $500,000)
The FY 2018 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Addressing Precipitous Increases in Crime is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Suite of programs, which is focused on reducing violent crime. The TIPS Program is designed to enable strategic information sharing across crime-fighting agencies with identified partnerships to address specific local or regional crime problems. Often these efforts will require a multidisciplinary response involving law enforcement, analysts and/or investigators, information technology staff, public safety and/or first responders, adjudications and/or courts, corrections, human services organizations, and other stakeholders.
The City of Houston Police Department will use the funds to replace existing, outdated data systems with a data warehouse involving: a cloud-based data warehouse; robust data analytic software; limited hardware; and, professional services to design and develop dashboards, and establish connections to the warehouse. These upgrades will facilitate analyses and information-sharing internally and with regional partners. CA/NCF