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Data driven crime prevention and detection

Every second counts when responding to a 999 call, so you need to be able to pinpoint the exact location of every incident while the caller is still on the line. Whether it's in town or open country, with digital mapping tools at their fingertips, command and control officers can do so within a few mouse clicks.

Thanks to our road network information, your patrols can identify the best route, taking into consideration road restrictions and known congestion blackspots. As part of your contingency planning, you can also use it to identify the best routes to major public sites or high risk locations and access restrictions in their vicinity.

By linking your datasets to the unique identifier given to every geographic feature in ours, you can share records more easily with neighbouring forces. This helps you to identify wider trends, track suspects who have been active elsewhere in the country and predict trouble-spots more accurately.

ResilienceDirect, a new, secure online platform underpinned by OS location data, enables UK emergency responders to share information more effectively.

Thanks to OS OnDemand and the PSMA, the IPCC can freely access mapping data via the web, instead of relying on map extracts supplied by Police forces.

To ensure safety and security during the Olympics Games, the Metropolitan Police needed an easy and secure way to view and share maps and other information.

How Ordnance Survey data, overlaid with search areas and paths from the Scottish Police Services Authority GIS, has enabled the authority's Search and Rescue Dog Section to provide significantly-improved levels of service.


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