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New innovations and technologies for policing are only valuable if they can be operationalised. Value is only realised when solutions are trusted, explainable, and truly persuasive.

Evidence-based policing (EBP) uses empirical research to guide law enforcement to adopt methods that are known to work in the real world. The UK's College of Policing defines EBP as:

“the best available evidence… used to inform and challenge policing policies, practices and decisions.”

When it comes to intelligence analysis, from the application of statistical techniques to persuading juries in court, i2’s association charts and timelines are trusted worldwide because of their alignment with the principles of EBP.

Support for analysts

Training is key to operationalisation – enter the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing (CCEBP). Their Criminal Network Analysis course teaches operational analysts worldwide how to make smarter tasking recommendations: to identify opportunities to intervene early, disrupt and fragment whole networks, or prioritise sources to recruit. These methods apply to Violence Reduction, Criminal Exploitation, the spread of harmful ideologies, and Contextual Safeguarding. Network analysis is a robust foundation for a Public Health approach to policing.

Last year, we were pleased to announce that the CCEBP adopted i2 Analyst’s Notebook for this course. We also provided free training to more than 1,000 UK analysts as part of the Access for All Agreement. And for those in academia, i2’s Academic Programme offers free provision of our software to universities teaching network analysis. This means we are supporting the application of evidence-based policing now, while enabling the next generation of analysts and academics to develop their future contributions.

Own and share your data

Our law enforcement clients appreciate the legal, ethical, and operational imperatives to own, access, and understand their data. That’s why our principles include a commitment to open architecture, knowledge transfer and integration. We ensure they can connect to almost any data source (including sources for Internet Intelligence & Investigation), supply a Python-based Data Science Toolkit and a Software Development Kit (SDK), and provide open documentation.

Sharing actionable intelligence – with colleagues or in partnership – is facilitated across our products. Users can share data and intelligence between data repositories, a democratisable web-based interface, a free-of-charge read-only application, and our flagship analytical software.

More information

If you want to fully own and operationalise a persuasive evidence-based approach to policing, please contact us. We can innovate with you in partnership or enable you to innovate using our technologies.

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