Police Department Leverages In-House Address Data to Save Money and Improve Accuracy

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One of the many benefits to investing in a quality GIS program is the
ability to repurpose that data to support other in-house computer
applications. One example of this comes from the Lincolnshire Police
Department, which uses the Village’s GIS address database in its
dispatching software. Both the 911 and computer-assisted dispatch (CAD)
software consume locally maintained address data, which has a higher
validity and reliability standard than what is offered in commercial
products. Further, address changes can be integrated quickly, leading to
less confusion between dispatchers and officers in the field.

Budget-conscious staff members also appreciate the use of in-house
GIS data. By asking the GIS specialist to update this data, the Police
Department is able to avoid paying several thousand dollars in annual
maintenance contracts. As local governments are increasingly pressured
to do more with less, they are finding that cost offsets like this one
highly valuable.

Police Department Leverages In-House Address Data to Save Money and Improve Accuracy

Blog_PoliceDepartmentLeverages.png

One of the many benefits to investing in a quality GIS program is the
ability to repurpose that data to support other in-house computer
applications. One example of this comes from the Lincolnshire Police
Department, which uses the Village’s GIS address database in its
dispatching software. Both the 911 and computer-assisted dispatch (CAD)
software consume locally maintained address data, which has a higher
validity and reliability standard than what is offered in commercial
products. Further, address changes can be integrated quickly, leading to
less confusion between dispatchers and officers in the field.

Budget-conscious staff members also appreciate the use of in-house
GIS data. By asking the GIS specialist to update this data, the Police
Department is able to avoid paying several thousand dollars in annual
maintenance contracts. As local governments are increasingly pressured
to do more with less, they are finding that cost offsets like this one
highly valuable.