ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has awarded a contract to Wynyard Group to implement its Advanced Crime Analytics and Informant Management software. The Sheriff’s Office will build upon its intelligence-led policing and data-driven decision making initiatives with this technology acquisition.
“We set out to modernize the way we look at information and had very specific platform requirements,” said Captain Bill Schierman of the Sheriff’s Office. “It had to be very user-friendly, provide real-time COMPSTAT information, exponentially cut down the time it took investigators to retrieve information, and give patrol units the ability to conduct quick location threat assessments while responding to calls. After a lengthy RFP process, we chose Wynyard.”
“The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is known for being a leader in the use of technology to ensure a high level of service to the community and management of the agency. Using Wynyard technology will enable faster, more effective law enforcement within the county and contract cities, and we are excited to be partnering with them in this innovative project,” said Derek Brown, regional vice president for Wynyard Group.
The concept of intelligence-led policing is based on combining data from many sources, quickly analyzing it for actionable intelligence, and putting the information into the hands of investigators, front-line officers, commanders, and dispatch teams.
When operational, the project will bring together data from many sources, including the Sheriff’s Office’s records management system, and will create dashboards of critical information to help commanders and officers respond effectively to crimes, trends, incidents, and events. Dispatchers, investigators, patrol officers, detention personnel, and analysts will have access to the system, which will allow faster, more effective searches of the agency’s data.
For example, when officers are responding to a 911 call, they can quickly gain improved situational awareness in advance of arriving at the scene by searching for information associated with the specific address and neighboring homes, such as suspects, registered fire arms, or past incidents. Detention personnel can also use the system to manage inmates, monitor gang activity, improve jail safety, and spot emerging problems. Analysts will be able to quickly find connections between suspects, addresses, vehicles, phones, guns, previous incidents, and a wide range of other entities. This all drives better decision making, increases officer safety, and provides an improved level of service to the community.
About Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 1,200 personnel, including allocations for more than 700 sworn officers. Five of the county’s ten incorporated cities (Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark, Fillmore, and Ojai) contract with the Sheriff’s Office to provide police services. These cities, plus the unincorporated areas of the county, make up 95% of the county’s total area and nearly half its population, which was 823,318 in 2010, ranking 12th among California’s 58 counties.
About Wynyard Group
Wynyard Group is a market leader in high consequence crime fighting and security software used by law enforcement and national security agencies, critical infrastructure operations, and major corporations. Its advanced crime analytics, advanced cyber threat analytics, and investigations case management platform help solve growing big data and security problems including organized and transnational crime, new generation extremism, and high consequence cybercrime.
Wynyard partners with major systems integrators and the world’s leading software companies and has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.