A Digital Decision Support System for Efficient Policing in Urban Security in a Community Policing Context
The community era of policing emphasizes the crime control function through a decentralized organization design. The diversification and evolution of crime made evident the value of citizen contribution towards its combating. The introduction of the directives of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities (PCJA) call for privacy and security by design software implementations that preserve ownership to the data source and use by other bodies only under certain circumstances.
This chapter presents aspects concerning the implementation of, web and mobile, terminals as part of a greater architecture, for citizens and Police authorities, capable of fulfilling data privacy and security needs. Two separate access control layers have been developed: one for defining architectural policies and the other for controlling runtime operations for matching use preferences. Within the perspective of end user devices, data availability and system performance are discussed targeting: improved early warning and identification of public safety and security risks, enhanced crime reporting by allowing citizens and community to report incidents and perceived offences/crime more efficiently and effectively, enabling more proficient timely intervention.
KeywordsDecision support Intelligent Community policing Law enforcement Mobile application Cross-platform development
The work presented in this chapter received funding from the European Commission, under the “H2020-FCT-2014 Ethical/Societal Dimension Topic 2: Enhancing cooperation between law enforcement agencies and citizens - Community policing” call entitled INSPEC2T (Inspiring CitizeNS Participation for Enhanced Community PoliCing AcTions) under grant agreement number 653749.
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