Paul Coward: Fighting crime the Salford City way


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Paul Coward: Fighting crime the Salford City way

  1. 1. Fighting crime the Salford City way <ul><li>Paul Coward & Stephen Kearney </li></ul><ul><li>A whole new way of working developed by </li></ul>
  2. 2. Salford's Problems <ul><li>high crime, high deprivation, high fear </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leading the Country in CCTV? <ul><li>So we must therefore have integrated leading edge CCTV and monitoring </li></ul>
  4. 5. How we used to live – Summer 2008 <ul><li>Two totally independent control rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Unaware of exact camera locations </li></ul><ul><li>Unaware of what cameras could see </li></ul><ul><li>Partners asking blind for assistance </li></ul><ul><li>The public being asked to check for CCTV </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen & Councillor demands for new systems </li></ul><ul><li>No idea of the location of private cameras </li></ul>
  5. 6. We needed a Crime Fighting Superhero
  6. 7. System of many Components <ul><li>Underlying GIS Software </li></ul><ul><li>Base Mapping Data </li></ul><ul><li>CCTV Data and Capture Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Application Software </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic Data </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness and Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Security Wrapper </li></ul>
  7. 8. Public and Private Cameras <ul><li>Local initiatives to capture private cameras </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntary registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captured by PCSO’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partner organisations joined in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Salford </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>British Transport Police </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifies potential coverage and provides contact details </li></ul><ul><li>Not currently access to footage </li></ul>
  8. 9. What does it do? <ul><li>Contains key information to determine whether footage may exist or where to begin enquiries; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OS base mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera locations and contact details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fields of view of all cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other diagnostic data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Property owners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>License holders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chemists, petrol stations, second hand goods shops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OS ITN for routing </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. How is it used? <ul><li>Find potential footage for an address </li></ul><ul><li>Place an incident marker on the base mapping </li></ul><ul><li>List cameras which could potentially see incident </li></ul><ul><li>Request footage using a standard mail form </li></ul><ul><li>Create a route between up to five known points and determine any potential for footage </li></ul><ul><li>Search for nearby ‘other diagnostic information’ </li></ul><ul><li>Create multiple incident locations for plotting </li></ul><ul><li>Simple plot files creation </li></ul><ul><li>Enables investigators to have a clear picture of the area - fast </li></ul>
  10. 14. Investigation <ul><li>How the system is being used </li></ul>
  11. 15. Investigation
  12. 16. Investigation
  13. 17. Operational Planning
  14. 18. WANTED
  15. 21. Individual Charged <ul><li>Charged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burglary Dwelling x 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burglary Other x 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Offences TIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burglary Dwelling x 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burglary Other x 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sentenced to 30 months imprisonment </li></ul></ul>
  16. 22. Major Incident
  17. 26. Benefits So Far <ul><li>Criminals caught, crimes solved </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in enquiries, increase in quality </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in partnership working </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of private cameras (previously unknown) </li></ul><ul><li>Time savings in investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Securing of footage that would previously have been lost </li></ul>
  18. 27. In the 12 months since Go-Live <ul><li>Gone from not knowing what cameras we have to having details on 660+ cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Included almost 400 private cameras </li></ul><ul><li>First point of call for serious crime and volume crime squads </li></ul><ul><li>Better focussed control rooms who receive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of many data sets with partners in a secure manner </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly evolving uses and users across multiple-agencies </li></ul><ul><li>GIS has become the crime fighting superhero! </li></ul>
  19. 28. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>