Rochester investing heavily in police intelligence.

The City of Rochester has been heavily investing in police intelligence in cooperation with IBM. In closing out 2013, we just added another $231k in software expenses. The goal of this is to make our police force more proactive and more efficient. Already Chief Peterson is reporting that immediately identifying and acting against our most prolific offenders is reducing our crime rate.

As a citizen you should know that every report is important even if it doesn’t seem like anything is happening. You might also be concerned that “big brother” is watching. This is not true. The program only uses data already available. It just uses it smarter.

Chief Peterson describe our intelligence tool as a Porshe and we have only learned to honk the horn. As such I asked if drivers lessons came with the investment. They do…

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