Cloud-Based Technology at Law Enforcement Service

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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
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.