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  • The Ultimate Open Source Software Project for Law Enforcement

    I have been encouraging law enforcement professionals to use free and open source resources for several years now but I have never been able to calculate the amount of money that can be saved through the use of these resources. I’m not sure if we could ever come up with an accurate estimate of potential…

  • Five Things and Open Source Policing

    The National Institute of Justice just released a report entitled, “Five Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do to Make a Difference” http://nij.gov/five-things/ This is really a quick and simple summary of things that are proven to improve police operations and service. At the top of the list is the fact that crime is rarely random…

  • Predictive Policing

    Predictive Policing What would happen if we could predict crime before it happened? The hottest buzz phrase in law enforcement right now is, “Predictive Policing.”  Ever since these words came out of Bill Brattons’ mouth while he testified in front of Congress on September 24, 2009 we have seen a great deal of interest in…

  • Introduction

    Better Policing Through Collaboration Open Source Policing Who, what, where, when, why, how? I am a police lieutenant in a town in Massachusetts.  I am not a college professor or a philosopher and I have never published a book.  I have nothing to sell but I have an idea that I want to share.  The…