The Maryland State Police, in collaboration with Intuidex, CapWIN and the Regional Crime Analysis System co-sponsoring Law Enforcement Agency members, has recently been awarded a planning grant by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to investigate predictive policing methods. On this project, the team will develop a state-wide strategy for the design and implementation of technological and business components, and deploy and evaluate the effectiveness of predictive policing techniques. "Predictive Policing" can be generally defined to be the application of data-driven approaches, technological and/or otherwise, with the goal of accurately predicting future criminal events so that law enforcement strategies may be proactively adapted to meet the future threats. The solution will leverage Intuidex's IxAnalytics™ suite for visual, data and embedded analytics.
The awarded grant is for one year to develop an implementation plan. The team has already begun work on preparations for this plan, with the hopes of being selected as a finalist in the coming round of grants. If selected, the team will be given an additional three years to oversee the implementation and evaluation of the proposed plan, developed in this phase.