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Paul Coward: Fighting crime the Salford City way Paul Coward: Fighting crime the Salford City way Presentation Transcript

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