Public safety and justice agencies around the world are facing the increasingly difficult challenge of dealing with shrinking resources. In the U.S., for example, results from a survey conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Major Cities Chiefs Association show an estimated 53 percent of U.S. counties are working with fewer staff today than they were a decade ago.
As a result of having to do more with less, police are turning to technology as a force multiplier, and one of the greatest force multipliers can come from the Internet of Everything (IoE). In short, the Internet of Everything is the networked connection of people, process, data, and things. What it can do for public safety and justice agencies is to create opportunities to increase cost efficiency, improve safety and security, provide better response times, and increase productivity.
A great example involves San Antonio.
Specifically, for the Marshal’s Office in San Antonio, each of their vehicles is equipped with video-teleconferencing equipment and a credit/debit card scanner, which allows for roadside resolution of outstanding warrants and unpaid fines. This has reduced the number of arrests and increased fine revenue for the city.
And this is just one example showcasing how IoE can help agencies to meet and overcome challenges they face.
To learn more about IoE within public safety and justice, you can download our new white paper.
In it, Cisco, in collaboration with PoliceOne, examines the topic of IoE through applications in law enforcement, emergency response, corrections, courts and national security. You’ll also find insight on how IoE can help you to better protect citizens and make your community safer, and for recommendations on how you can move forward with a strategy and implementation.
Tune in next Friday for our next #CiscoPublicSafety blog for details about the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) annual conference. Follow @CiscoStateLocal and @CiscoGovt on Twitter for updates and events, and visit the Cisco Public Safety site for more information on our solutions.