WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - On Thursday, law enforcement agencies learned how digital data can help improve their work.
Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments, or VACCINE, welcomed the public for its annual public forum on research about police safety and security.
VACCINE Director David Ebert, said the technology will help record, track, and analyze gang graffiti and gang activity.
Ebert said mobile phone and iPad software can help police see what crime can be happening near them.
“It can do real time analysis of social media data from Twitter, allow them to find unusual patterns or find issues with social media where people are talking about violent behaviors,” said Ebert.
“Any time we can develop tools that we can give to our police officers to make their job simpler. To make them more effective with their time,” Patrick Flannelly, Chief, Lafayette Police Department.
Thursday's forum was held at the Purdue Research Park.
The forum will continue Friday with training on the technology.
VACCINE is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. For more information on VACCINE, visit their website.
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