In today's world law enforcement departments are receiving less funding and expected to produce more results. We realize this is not an easy task, and this is one of the many reasons we created GangScope. From the start it was designed to help your department make that budget stretch further, and make your officers able to accomplish more in less time.
GangScope is accessible from any intranet connected device. In English that means that you can instantly get information from your squad car, tablet, or desktop. No more calling and waiting to get information and defiantly no more trips back to the office for information.
These changes result in a reduced number of hours for officers (especially if overtime rates) and reduces the number of clerical staff hours needed. In addition to expensive hourly pay, it will also save on gas and vehicle miles.
How long does it take you to get a count of how many gang members you currently have in your city? What about how many are newly added in the past month? How many per gang? These useful reports and many other reports can be extremely time consuming to produce. With GangScope it only takes a second, and there are a lot more advanced reports available as well.
Do you keep information on incidents, associates, acquaintances, witnesses, locations, contact information, legal qualifiers, characteristics and other valuable information? Can you see how this information relates to different individuals? Knowledge is power and if you are not collecting all this information you are hindering your officers, and making it take more time to solve crimes.
Especially with an excel or text document data synchronization can be a problem. One officer may make a change on a file, but that information may not get to another officers until many hours later (if at all), with GangScope all information is available the minute it is approved, and it does not take extra officer hours to exchange the information they have gathered
GangScope provides a lot of automation to help reduce the time officers spend on managerial tasks.
According to 28 CFR, gang members without activity for a specific time frame must be purged from the system. While GangScope will NEVER automatically remove information, it will notify you that so they can be removed and you can remain compliant
As mentioned below when filling paperwork, most data is replicated from previous incidents. If the information is already in GangScope it will all be prefilled for you. All you have to write is what has changed.
Every morning at 6AM GangScope sends out a daily report stating what happened the day before, this helps keeps officers up to speed and helps everyone see what all is being accomplished every day.
In Texas all departments are required to submit known gang member information to TxGang. GangScope auto-magically does this for you.
Hours turn in to seconds; how hard is it currently to find an address? What about a vehicle? What about if that vehicle has been used by multiple people? Are you losing or duplicating information? What about when it changes?
All of this becomes amazingly simple with GangScope leading to a huge reduction in the time it takes for officers to get the information they need, resulting in savings from further reducing the required hours of officers and clerical staff.
We really hate paperwork; and because of that we are always looking for ways to reduce it. For instance when adding an existing person or vehicle to an incident report GangScope will automatically add all related information for you. You only have to add what has changed since your last encounter, if anything saving officer and clerical staff hours.
Printer ink is one crazy expense liquid, not to mention the printer itself and all the paper. Not having to print out every shred of information can save a surprising amount of money.
Plus all the advantages from the Excel, Text Document or Access Database section above. Which are Officers stay on the Streets, Reporting, Incidents, Associates, Vehicles, Locations, Synchronized Data and Automation
Here is a video about how the transition from a paper filing system to GangScope helped the Corpus Christi Gang Department.
At the end of the video it talks about how they hired extra people to input all the data from their files. We highly discourage this because it has led to unnecessary problems for the officers. A large amount of the data had to be purged after it was uploaded since it was too old and no longer in compliance with 28CFR.
While we would love to just say "because our system is better", it's not always that simple. However, we would be happy to give you a free consultation to see how GangScope is able to help your department.
The main goal of GangScope is to help you prevent and solve crimes, during our consulatation if we find our solution is not the right fit for your department and it does not help you accomplish those goals, then we will honestly say so.