Increasing Use and Cost
Technology can assist public safety organizations in
maintaining services within existing or lower budgets.
IT systems can improve 911 dispatch services, integrated
field-reporting systems can lower administration costs
while providing field officers with more information, and
purpose-built software can combat cybercrime. Local
public safety agencies must also manage their own IT
security. Unfortunately, these efficiencies and new tools
whilst providing benefits, do come at a cost.
The Usefulness of
Most local law enforcement agencies have solid
technology capabilities. However, staff are usually
swamped with work, under-resourced and may struggle
to keep their skills up to date in the fast changing world
Employing an organization that already assists law
enforcement agencies can be a cost-effective way to keep
track of legislative changes and minimize compliance
costs. In the event of major crime, or the agency itself
being hacked, additional skilled resources e.g. in digital
forensics can be valuable to the local team. Due to the
borderless nature of cybercrime, an organization with
an international presence may be better positioned to
anticipate and head off cyber attacks.
A close relationship with a trusted and competent
technology partner can directly contribute to managing
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the issues faced by police chiefs. In a time of limited
resources and hiring limits, technology partners can
provide flexibility within a variable cost structure.
Partnerships are being realized as the most efficient way
for police chiefs to stay abreast of technology, resource
special emphasis units and provide effective police
services with ever decreasing resources.