Redefine Precision Policing with Lumen

Advancing law enforcement technology, Lumen offers a robust information engine to help identify the “who,” not just the “where” and “when.” In their latest video, Numerica showcases how Lumen works to challenge tedious data mining and put unprecedented levels of information into the hands of those who need it most.

“In policing, every second counts and this video helps show potential users how advanced, yet intuitive, Lumen is for all levels of law enforcement,” said Brian Strock, manager of Numerica Corporation’s public safety group. “Our solution helps narrow from millions of possible offenders to a handful of likely suspects in seconds using simple, but powerful investigative tools.”

With Lumen, users can search internal and cross-jurisdictional data sources to see a simple “baseball card view” of subjects, including information such as past crime history, case reports, known affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, vehicles, and more. Connect your disparate data sources such as ALPR, CAD, public records, intel, file archives, and virtually any other electronic records for a one-stop shop for law enforcement to search, analyze, and share.

Learn more about Lumen HERE.

How Crime Analysis Software Helps Commanders

In this Lumen blog, the crime analysis software experts at Numerica would like to start with a quote from Lumen user and Arvada Police Department Chief of Police Don Wick:

“Lumen is fast and easy to use. Our department has successfully used Lumen on our computers in our patrol cars as well as on our mobile phones. We are able to share data, including narratives, with other agencies, and Lumen is valuable for all levels of the organization. The staff supporting Lumen is top notch. From a simple question about query design, to a complex data configuration change, it is a pleasure to work with the Lumen support team. I appreciate that they actually listen to our suggestions and concerns on how to improve the user experience. We have experienced rapid turnaround on our requests and the Lumen staff shares improvements with other user agencies. The Lumen staff understand the high standards and unique needs of law enforcement and are able to deliver a product that has benefits for all agency personnel.”

What can we say that Chief Wick didn’t already cover? Lumen is easy to use, easy to customize, accessible, and secure. Let’s break this down a bit more, showing you how commanders, patrol officers, and law enforcement officials from top to bottom can take advantage of Lumen to bring safety and justice to their communities.

Real-Time, Data-Driven Briefings

Police commanders are the fearless, pragmatic leaders of any law enforcement agency—while patrol officers are out in the field, commanders are responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and taking on big-picture initiatives that fix widespread community problems. But there’s a huge difference between what is a community problem and what is perceived as a community problem.

Data drives action—it goes beyond empirical evidence, and provides more concrete and reliable information from which commanders and other law enforcement agency team members can create meaningful policing initiatives. It’s important for identifying problems that don’t necessarily reveal themselves in the field, and it helps commanders give data-driven briefings that are more meaningful to the officers who carry out initiatives on a daily basis.

Numbers don’t lie—giving these numbers context and organizing them in a way that is meaningful and useful is the real challenge. That’s where Lumen can help. Lumen compiles crucial law enforcement data from multiple databases across multiple jurisdictions, giving law enforcement agencies the big-picture information they need, and empowering commanders to lead with data-driven ideas and action.

Monitoring Results of Key Initiatives

Lumen helps commanders and officers take action—but it also helps them follow through on that action as well. Initiatives are nothing without tangible results, and that’s where Lumen comes in handy. Use real-time data and advanced analytics to monitor the progress of your initiatives, and make adjustments on-the-fly for more effective policing. Analyze the past, set achievable goals for the future, and keep your finger on the pulse in the present moment—that’s how law enforcement agencies stay effective in a fast-paced, data-driven age.

Increasing Operational Effectiveness

The general public (and even people inside your own agency) may never understand how effective your agency really is—unless you have numbers to back up your hard work. Crime analysis software doesn’t just help you increase your operational effectiveness—it gives you the data to prove it.

Don’t just take our word for it—and don’t just take the word of Chief Wick. Experience Lumen for yourself today.

How Crime Analysis Software Helps Investigators

In today’s blog, the crime analysis software specialists at Numerica would like to start off with a quote from a law enforcement investigator who uses our Lumen software platform:

“I was working a graffiti case where the same tag had been seen repeatedly across the city. With Lumen, I was able to do a search for the tag and instantly see all of the incidents where it showed up. Reading through the results in Lumen, I figured out that an officer on an unrelated case had actually made contact with what was most likely our guy—his roommate mentioned that he was a tagger and even told the officer his tag. With that one search, we were able to close 36 cases. I even called up two other agencies whose cases showed up in my Lumen search and they were able to close out their cases also. This would have been impossible without Lumen.”

36 cases closed, all because of the power of organized, accessible data. That speaks to the effectiveness of Lumen and the importance of data organization and compilation in law enforcement investigations. Let’s dive deeper into data’s role in the law enforcement world.

You can find critical info instantly.

Lumen is a web-based platform—it can be accessed through any internet-connected device in a safe and secure manner. That means investigators have access to information that updates in near real time—so they’re always able to make critical connections and provide other law enforcement team members with the most relevant and up-to-date information at a moment’s notice.

You can make connections across jurisdictions.

As law enforcement officials, you know better than we do that crimes don’t happen in a vacuum. They happen across neighborhoods, townships, cities, counties, and states—and with law enforcement officers across the country working hard to prevent crime and protect the general public, you never know when you’ll need information from different jurisdictions to be able to connect the dots.

Lumen compiles data from multiple local, regional, and national law enforcement databases and brings that data together in a user-friendly interface— so you can make critical connections and groundbreaking discoveries during ongoing investigations. Case closed.

It’s accessible from all levels of an agency.

Investigative power doesn’t come from a single person—even Sherlock Holmes had Watson (he wouldn’t have survived without him). When the best investigative brains on your team come together, they can perform excellent analysis, make critical connections, and most importantly, close cases quickly and easily. With Lumen, your most talented and dedicated team members can have access to the most important law enforcement databases at critical times, no matter where they’re located. Investigators can work together by looking at the same data at the same time to draw critical conclusions, and organize data in a way that provides useful context.

Try Out Lumen Today

You’ve heard how much investigators love Lumen—now it’s time to try it for yourself to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your law enforcement agency. Don’t wait—schedule a demo of Lumen today.

Everything You Should Know About CJISVault

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly generating massive amounts of digital media (body-worn camera and dash-cam videos, crime scene photos, audio recordings, and various other digital media files) and require secure, cost-effective ways to store and manage that information. But with such a huge volume of data that’s usually sensitive or classified, it can be difficult for law enforcement agencies to keep these media files secure, but accessible in a way that promotes agency efficiency and productivity—until now.

Numerica has released CJISvault, a CJIS-compliant, hosted storage solution for the most important digital media files law enforcement agencies need to manage on daily basis. In this blog, Numerica will guide you through what CJISvault is, how it works, and how it can help law enforcement agencies handle the massive influx of digital data.

What is CJISvault?

CJISvault is a CJIS-compliant, hosted storage solution equipped to handle the most sensitive law enforcement agency content, such as digital crime scene photos, police body camera footage, surveillance videos, and other related media materials—all accessible through a simple and secure web-based interface. All data is encrypted, highly redundant, and easily accessible and shareable, so law enforcement agencies can access and share important files quickly and securely.

What Is CJISvault Capable Of?

CJISvault has unparalleled power and ability to keep your data safe and secure, while also making it easily accessible and shareable. CJISvault can:

  • Upload and access data quickly and easily using a web browser
  • Integrate digital media with RMS, CAD, and other data for one-click search and access to all relevant information through an integration with Lumen
  • Utilize digital hashing to ensure data integrity
  • Easily share selected files with outside law enforcement agencies and DA offices
  • Watermark images to prevent unauthorized sharing of sensitive materials
  • View detailed audit logs to see what/when employees are accessing data


How Secure Is CJISvault?

CJISvault is a fully CJIS-compliant solution. All data is encrypted in transit and at rest with FBI-approved technology, subject to NIST-approved digital hashing, and stored in the continental United States. Ultimately, you have complete control over who has access to your data, whether they are inside or outside your agency.

CJISvault is also backed by a highly reliable data storage subsystem that is SOC3 and ISO27001 compliant, and data is stored throughout multiple physical data centers across the country.

Is CJISvault Compatible With Lumen?

CJISvault is tightly integrated with Lumen to ensure all of your digital media is directly accessible through the Lumen platform. Any case files or other media is integrated with your RMS data  in a single interface, so you can make data-driven decisions and access information about a case as efficiently as possible. That’s how law enforcement agencies work smarter and faster.

Try CJISvault

CJISvault is designed to be a powerful, yet cost-effective digital media storage and management solution. No per-user fees here—law enforcement agencies only pay for what they use. Plus, the setup process is fast and easy. Along with Lumen, CJISvault is a useful asset for any member of any law enforcement agency. Learn more about CJISvault—get in touch with Numerica today.

Everything You Need to Know About Lumen

Numerica is dedicated to advancing the science of information and solving technological challenges for our defense and law enforcement customers—that’s why we work closely with those customers to develop innovative software solutions to support the mission of improving public safety in our communities.  

We are passionate about helping law enforcement agencies across the country use their data, which is often siloed and not readily accessible, more effectively across all levels of the agency. To solve the data challenges faced by law enforcement, we’ve developed Lumen—an innovative investigative search, crime analysis, and data sharing software solution that breaks down data silos and puts actionable information into the hands of law enforcement professionals. In this blog, we’ll show how and why Lumen can be an asset for every member of a law enforcement agency.

Why Lumen?

Siloed data creates significant challenges for law enforcement agencies. Integrating those disparate data sources into a single platform to search and analyze that information can show you connections that you would not have found otherwise, and can make the difference in a case. Lumen makes all this disparate data available to you in a single click—nothing is faster, easier, or more flexible.



What Can Lumen Integrate?

With Lumen, you can bring virtually all of your data sources into the mix, creating a clear, integrated picture of all relevant information, even across multiple jurisdictions. This data is easily accessible, secure, and simple to access by anyone in the agency.

Lumen integrates:

  • RMS (including legacy)
  • CAD
  • ALPR
  • Fire
  • Jail
  • Intel
  • Courts & DA
  • Alternative Sentencing
  • Evidence
  • MS Word, PDF, RTF, HTML
  • Email Archives
  • GIS Shapefiles

Lumen is completely vendor- and source-agnostic, meaning we can integrate virtually any data source your agency needs to access in one seamless interface.

Who Uses Lumen?

Lumen is a tool that helps everyone in your agency. With easily accessible and manageable data, anyone in your agency can find value in Lumen and its secure, lightning-fast interface.

  • Commanders – Create big-picture, data-driven briefings, monitor the results of initiatives and action plans, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of police operations.
  • Investigators – Make critical, data-driven decisions, connect suspects across jurisdictions, and minimize the time required for information gathering in investigations.
  • Analysts -Find trends and patterns, create interactive analytics, and share them quickly and easily.
  • Patrol Officers – Easily access information about people, vehicles, events, and locations—all from a mobile-friendly interface to improve officer safety and efficiency while in the field.

Try Lumen Today

Our customers are currently using Lumen to increase productivity and efficiency in their agencies— see how your agency can benefit from breaking down data silos and putting actionable information into the hands of officers. Schedule a Lumen demo today.