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Implementation of Advanced Intelligence and Analytical Technology to Enhance Communication and Proactive Evidence-Based Response to Shooting Incidents in Kent County, Delaware

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $700,000)

Strategies for Policing Innovation, Purpose Area 2: Responding to Precipitous Increase in Crime, provides resources to fund projects that implement technology-driven justice information-sharing solutions at the state, local, territorial, and tribal levels that result in significant cost and time savings and enhance criminal justice policies and practices that promote public safety and reduce crime.

Recipients must: 1) identify a crime that has precipitously increased within the jurisdiction; 2) identify the period of time during which the crime or relevant category of crime increased and provide evidence substantiating the claimed increase; 3) describe the law enforcement and/or justice information-sharing solution or technology to be implemented that will address the identified crime increase and drive its reduction; 4) describe how they will determine the effectiveness of the information-sharing solution; 5) describe how they will develop a comprehensive implementation strategy to reduce and prevent the identified crime(s); and 6) describe how they will assess and report the results to BJA, which will make the results publicly available.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on law enforcement and/or justice information-sharing or applied technology initiatives that will provide information likely to be of benefit to other law enforcement agencies in the United States.

This grant would give Delaware State Police an opportunity to upgrade the current criminal intelligence system into a system that has the ability to provide crime analysis, entity analytics and resolution through artificial intelligence. This will enhance the current capabilities of our intelligence system that is available to all of our local, state, and federal partners, as it currently does not have the capabilities to bring together disparate entities to derive commonalities from the available data. The enhancements will provide analysts and users the ability to complete both link and network analysis through an automated process. This will save agencies time and money while providing a function that is currently unavailable to any of the Delaware law enforcement agencies. This will assist with the shooting problem and provide greater avenues of interagency communication and information sharing.


Date Created: November 2, 2020