The Glenview Police Department relies on incident mapping for home
and auto theft to assist with identifying hotspots, in hopes of
deterring future criminal activity. Geographic Information System (GIS)
can help provide a dynamic and a static view for incidentshotspots
throughout the community. One of the main components of making this
system work is providing and maintaining all GIS data for the
Dispatchmapping software and hardcopy maps that display incident
location, date, time, and high areas of criminal activity.
With the readiness of the GIS datamaps for the incident mapping and
Dispatchmapping software the officers are now able to patrol beats more
effectively and efficiently. This considerably streamlines the workflow
procedure. Supervisors and officers will now have more up to date and
improved information in the field.
Designing and maintaining the GIS data for the Dispatch software and
static maps allows the Police Department the ability to more
successfully fight criminal activities.