AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Alpine Consulting, Inc. today announced the release of the Alpine Crime Analysis Portal (ACAP). ACAP delivers key crime-fighting technologies that help law enforcement agencies track criminals, analyze trends and make better decisions.
Alpine Crime Analysis Portal (ACAP) provides powerful tools and technologies to help law enforcement accelerate the intelligence cycle.
“We’re excited about ACAP and the benefits it provides to law enforcement agencies,” said Stan Duda, Alpine’s CEO. “These technologies have previously been accessible to larger municipal departments and federal agencies. We’ve been able to reduce the cost and complexity of high value technologies so that agencies of all sizes can expedite investigations, improve officer safety and demonstrate wise use of public monies.”
One of the key challenges in law enforcement is keeping up with the large volume and poor condition of data. “Agencies are very good at collecting information,” said Molly Miles, the Crime Analytics Supervisor at Colorado Springs Police Department. “But they simply don’t have sufficient resources to reconcile everything coming in with existing data stored in numerous places throughout the agency.”
ACAP addresses data overload challenges using a technology called entity resolution to automate dossier-building and relationship analysis processes. Entity resolution validates and consolidates all available information on an individual, and then looks for others who share similar attributes (e.g. who else is connected with this phone number, VIN, address, or case).
“Figuring out who is who and who is related to whom has been difficult and costly,” explained Jeff Jonas, CEO and Founder of Senzing and inventor of the G2v2™ entity resolution technology embedded in ACAP. “ACAP with G2v2™ inside automates these tasks to free up investigative resources.”
Other components of ACAP include powerful visualization and reporting tools. “Serious crimes typically involve several people, numerous locations, multiple transactions and any number of physical assets,” explained Andrew Zinke of the Springfield, MO Police Department. ACAP helps investigators put the pieces together quickly and communicate complex scenarios graphically. “We just don’t have the time to produce a ten-page document,” stated Zinke. “Pictures really can say a thousand words, and that’s important in time-sensitive situations.”
The ACAP solution also provides the ability to analyze criminal behavior and trends over time. This will help administrative personnel to allocate resources correctly and monitor the effectiveness of