Helping officers do more
We’re on a mission to protect police officers and save lives, to help engage with communities and reassure them about the benefits of new technology, and to find new ways to work that reduce costs and help your teams do more in less time.
Protecting your officers
Both violent and general crime levels are rising. Yet forces are working with fewer resources. By necessity, 76%* of officers are now ‘always’ or ‘mostly’ single crewed. And 30% say they’ve been violently attacked in the last year. We’re here to help. Our TASER less-lethal devices provide a strong deterrent and in 82%** of situations pacify suspects without discharge. Similarly as West Midlands Police report, our body-worn cameras cut the use of violence and assaults against officers. The cameras also help ensure transparency. With this in mind the Police Federation of England and Wales recommends that, in the interests of safety, all front-line officers should be equipped with TASER, in tandem with body-worn video.
* ONS crime statistics, 2019
** NPCC: “Working Group on Less Lethal Weapons – TASER 15 years on – an analysis of TASER use in British Policing”
Engaging with your community
Encouraging communities to support policing is increasingly important in the fight against crime. With this in mind we’re streamlining workflows to free officers from paperwork to be a more visible presence in neighbourhoods. And, with citizens regularly capturing evidence, we’ve created a simple way for them to share this without the inconvenience of surrendering their personal devices. With transparency in operations a key concern for the community, our body-worn video cameras capture a clear record of operations, while our advanced TASER training emphasises de-escalation to reduce use of force incidents. We’re also creating advanced VR-based empathy training in response to the rising concern about mental health issues. The simulations assist officers in identifying what types of conditions people are dealing with and include guidance on the most effective language and actions to help them.
We’re using technology to help your officers accelerate tasks. Evidence.com, our cloud-based digital evidence management solution, is used by forces across the world to easily create, store, search and share case files with third parties like the CPS – minus the hassle of paperwork, couriering DVDs and evidence bags. And our AI-powered software can find and blur commonly redacted objects to cut the time it takes to redact video by up to 50%. Looking forward we see a time when we can eliminate policing paperwork altogether, so freeing officers to spend more time doing what they signed up for – being on the street and protecting their communities.