Worldwide, public safety agendas suffer from increasing budget cuts.
This is a shame, because nothing can be more important to public service than safety. Public discourse falls apart in an unsafe society, where citizens feel more inclined to leave than to contribute, and where energies have to be spent in protection. Safety provides the foundation for a sturdy society.
This is why budget cuts to safety services undermine value for cost in the public service. Fortunately, law enforcement agencies can use technology and innovative thinking in order to improve the rate of service. By working smarter – having access to, sharing, analyzing and integrating data – collaboration can be increased, and enforcement officers can see real differences in the rate of crime prevention. In turn, these gains bring value to multiple stakeholders across society.
IBM has conducted primary and secondary research on the ways that innovation can provide police chiefs, mayors, and agency managers ways to strengthen governance and public safety. The results are proven in cities worldwide through the use of IBM’s resulting Smarter Public Safety approach. To learn more about these innovations and the five levels of value they bring, access the IBM white paper here.