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As law enforcement works under intense scrutiny and is forced to do more with less, it’s critical that officers remain current on changing policies, techniques and best practices.
Cloud-based technology has been an especially effective tool helping law enforcement modernize work practices, and better respond to changing societal issues.
Cloud-based solutions make it easier for agencies to quickly access, update and disseminate their most crucial documents.
A few examples demonstrate the importance of cloud-based solutions to law enforcement, according to gcn.com:
managing and disseminating policy changes, tracking the expiration of Narcan kits etc. in the fight against drug use and overdose deaths is one of them.
In school and campus security – maps, policies and training are available on demand to quickly access and review at the scene of a crisis. Effective use-of-force policies provide officers with necessary tools and training for dealing with combative or armed individuals and can help officers defuse a situation before it becomes deadly.
Between security cameras, body-worn cameras and civilian cell phone cameras, an officer’s every move is recorded. An effective use-of-force policy helps officers make better decisions in the moment and protects them in the aftermath of an incident. In Connecticut, the Hartford Police Department updates and distributes its use-of-force policy and reporting protocol with help from the cloud. The cloud-based version makes it easy to track revisions, publish and distribute the policy. Officers electronically acknowledge receipt of policy changes and have real-time access to the latest version through their cell phones.