Introducing the New Lumen Dynamic Scoring Agent

Offender-based policing has been shown to be an effective strategy for crime reduction across the country.  However, a key challenge in such efforts is the problem of identifying which offenders should be targeted for intervention or proactive policing outreach.  Scoring and ranking offenders usually requires extensive manual collation and calculation using databases and spreadsheets.  Because of the labor required to create and maintain an offender ranking and scoring system, the information is often out of date as well.

The Lumen Dynamic Scoring Agent is designed to solve this problem.  It automatically scores and ranks offenders based on their past involvements in events, using live data that is updated continuously.   The results are efficiently scored and ranked at query time so that the user can see the most up to date information on demand.

A significant benefit of the Dynamic Scoring Agent is that the scoring algorithm allows users to incorporate their own preferences at query time, so that the scored and ranked results reflect those user preferences.  This means that the particular crimes of interest to an agency or an individual can be selected and used in the ranking criteria dynamically – the user is not limited to a “canned” ranking that cannot be changed or edited.  For example, a single agency can easily produce separate lists of violent offenders, property crime offenders, and motor vehicle theft offenders (and more) and keep those lists up to date with minimal effort.

Furthermore, offender involvements across disparate data sources from multiple agencies are integrated on the fly, so that the user gets a complete awareness of offender scores and activities, regardless of how many data sources or jurisdictions are involved.  By automatically correlating offender and event data across multiple data sources, the Dynamic Scoring Agent dramatically reduces the time required to produce a top offender list.

Once a ranked and scored list is created, the Dynamic Scoring Agent automatically keeps the list up to date and allows users to see new activity for any offender on the list.  This enables agency-wide offender-based policing strategies to efficiently monitor and adapt as new information becomes available.

Learn more about Lumen HERE.

Numerica Awarded GSA Contract

Numerica Corporation – which develops intuitive law enforcement database software, crime analysis software, and analytics – announced today that it has been awarded an Information Technology Schedule 70 contract by the General Services Administration (GSA).

The GSA is the premier procurement arm for all federal government agencies. Under the new contract, federal, state, and local government agencies will be able to access Numerica’s solutions via GSA Advantage!®, the government’s electronic online ordering system, at www.gsaadvantage.gov.

Through GSA contract number 47QTCA18D00AB, Numerica will offer its Lumen Desktop, Mobile, and Enterprise solutions, as well as professional services and training, to government agencies.

Lumen Desktop provides a powerful, but easy-to-use interface to rapidly focus criminal and intelligence investigations and analysis on the most relevant people, places, and events.  Lumen Desktop users can also search, analyze, and share data, produce photo lineups, automatically create link charts, and map disparate data sources. Lumen Mobile is a simple mobile interface which enables patrol, detectives and other officers in the field to quickly and easily find information related to any entity from a smartphone or tablet.

The entire Lumen suite of solutions is compliant with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Policy.

“We are extremely proud to be awarded the GSA certification,” says Nick Coult, Senior Vice President of Law Enforcement at Numerica. “While Numerica has grown exponentially over the past few years, the GSA contract will take us to a whole new level, expanding our government business while we continue to provide our clients with exceptional solutions and service.”

For more information about Lumen and Numerica Corporation, visit https://www.numerica.us/lumen.

See Lumen at LEIU/IALEIA in Anaheim

We’ll be in Anaheim for the 2018 LEIU/IALEIA Training Event this week. Make sure to stop by Booth 110 to see the newest solutions from Lumen that are transforming investigations and offender-based policing.

Denver Police Department Signs Enterprise Agreement for Lumen Software

The Denver Police Department has signed an enterprise-wide upgrade of Lumen – a state-of-the-art data sharing software that combines access to real-time data with advanced analytics – to enhance data-driven law enforcement activities for more effective policing.

Developed by Colorado-based Numerica Corporation, Lumen enables the entire Denver Police Department, including more than 1,400 sworn officers and numerous civilian employees, to search, analyze, and share crucial law enforcement data from multiple databases across multiple jurisdictions with a single click.

“The Denver Police Department has seen organic growth in the use of Lumen over the last 12 months, and with the Enterprise upgrade, they will have access to the Lumen suite agency-wide,” explains Nick Coult, Senior Vice President of Law Enforcement at Numerica. “Lumen gives patrol officers and detectives on the street access to the latest offender and suspect information – including booking photos, known associates, vehicle and incident information, and other key details – directly on their smartphones.”

“At the same time, it empowers commanders to lead with data-driven strategies and tactics,” Coult continues. “Crime-prevention initiatives are nothing without tangible results. That’s where Lumen comes in, not only turning insight into action, but increasing operational effectiveness and providing the data to prove it.”

The Denver Police Department uses the entire suite of Lumen applications, which includes:

  • Lumen Desktop, which provides a powerful, but easy-to-use interface to rapidly search, analyze, and share data, produce photo lineups, create link charts, and map disparate data sources; and
  • Lumen Mobile, a simple mobile interface which enables users on a smartphone to quickly and easily find information related to any entity.

“With Lumen, the Denver Police Department will have an enterprise search and analytics platform specifically designed to meet the needs of law enforcement,” Coult concludes. “That means it is a secure product that is compliant with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Policy. It is fast, with search results appearing in seconds or less. And it is easy to get started, with minimal IT requirements and an intuitive interface.”

Numerica delivers state-of-the-art defense and law enforcement solutions to both government and industry customers. For its law enforcement customers, Numerica provides mission-critical insights to law enforcement, intelligence, and security professionals through the development of intuitive law enforcement database software, crime analysis software, and analytics.

For more information about Lumen and Numerica Corporation, visit https://www.numerica.us/lumen

Read the full release:

Five-year Larimer County Strategic Plan Goals Accomplished

We’re very proud to have assisted Larimer County achieve Goal 1, Objective 1 of their five-year strategic plan ahead of schedule and under budget. Read the full story here:

https://www.larimer.org/spotlights/2018/02/01/five-year-larimer-county-strategic-plan-goals-accomplished

How the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium brought together 62 agencies and 300 million records

We just published our case study on how we helped the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium implement a next-generation data sharing system for over 60 agencies, representing over 8,000 officers and 300 million law enforcement records.     Click here to download.

How Crime Analysis Software Helps Analysts

In this Lumen blog, let’s hear from a crime analyst working on a difficult case and a search for critical connective information:

“We were working on a domestic violence case with a stolen handgun. According to the victim, the suspect put the stolen handgun in the victim’s mouth and pulled the trigger, but luckily, the gun did not fire. We knew the circumstances surrounding the theft of the handgun, but did not know the specific case. I searched Lumen for cases involving some of the specifics of the case and within 30 seconds I was reading the theft case report from another agency. This allowed us to validate the victim’s side of the domestic violence story, help another agency solve a weapons theft, and charge a suspect.”

No connections would’ve been made and no suspects would’ve been charged in this case if it weren’t for accessible and organized data. In this blog, the crime analysis software experts at Numerica will break down how top-of-the-line software like Lumen can help crime analysts connect the dots in critical cases, and discover big-picture trends and patterns in the law enforcement system and the public at large.

Identify Trends and Patterns

While commanders and patrol officers are responsible for stopping and preventing crime and handling heat-of-the-moment situations, crime analysts look at crime and police activity with a much wider lens. They’re an integral part of law enforcement agencies, helping them to identify key patterns, trends, and “hot spots” as they emerge.

Crime analysts with the right tools can stop widespread crime before it becomes widespread—for example, crime analysts might notice two recent convenience store burglaries within the same police jurisdiction, and can relay that information to commanders and patrol officers so they can remain proactive, keep the public informed, and hopefully stop the next burglary from taking place.

Crime analysts also have the ability to recognize long-term patterns. Perhaps they discover there’s been a rise in car accidents at a certain intersection over the past few years, or maybe they notice a certain neighborhood has a much larger number of drug arrests than the surrounding areas. Whatever the case, finding these short-term or long-term patterns would be impossible without data that can be accessed, organized, and manipulated.

That’s the power of Lumen. Compile law enforcement data across multiple jurisdictions, organize data to identify trends and patterns across geographic areas or suspect groups, and use that newfound knowledge to empower patrol officers and close cases.

Access Information Fast

Sometimes, finding and delivering information must happen at a moment’s notice in order to connect the dots on a case or book a suspect—and if you can’t find the information you need quickly and efficiently, your law enforcement agency might fall short and run out of time when it matters the most.

With Lumen, data is accessible from an easy-to-use web platform, so anyone within your agency can find the data they need. No switching between data portals or calling faraway agencies for data—with Lumen, all of your law enforcement databases are neatly organized in a simple system, and our database experts can incorporate custom databases into the fold for more informational context and faster, easier access.

Try Lumen Today

Don’t just take the word of the crime analysts who use and love Lumen—try it out for yourself and see how Lumen can help your law enforcement agency close more cases and work more efficiently than ever before. Schedule a demo of Lumen today.

Break down data silos to improve officer safety.

Ever heard the term “data silo”? Even if you haven’t, you probably know what they are. In law enforcement today, data silos are everywhere. CAD, RMS, JMS, Evidence management, LPR, bulletins, and other data sources are usually accessed through separate applications. Trying to quickly find information on a person, vehicle, or location of interest can be a frustrating experience. Even worse, it can lead to reductions in officer safety.

Indeed, in 2016, the Department of Justice and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund found that, for officers responding to calls, lack of information is a major factor contributing to officer fatalities, and that

better information regarding the location and its call history, as well as any other details of the call, must be made readily available.”

In many cases, agencies already have the data they need to improve officer safety, they just can’t get to it.

Lumen helps you break down those data silos. With an intuitive mobile interface, it can put critical information in officers’ hands when and where they need it. Dispatchers can quickly look up relevant data from multiple sources with a single search, and feed that to officers before they arrive on scene.  Contact us to learn more.

Numerica Partners with Carfax to Expand Information Access

FORT COLLINS, CO Numerica Corporation is announcing a partnership with Carfax, Inc., to provide enhanced investigative tools to law enforcement agencies across the United States.   Through Lumen, Numerica’s flagship platform for law enforcement investigations, analysis, and data sharing, agencies have an integrated portal to search hundreds of millions of law enforcement records, while also accessing Carfax ® Vehicle History Reports through Carfax for Police.  Ready access to comprehensive information helps investigators solve crimes faster and close more cases.

“Lumen® is designed, first and foremost, to help law enforcement quickly get the actionable information they need whenever and wherever they need it – whether a case report from another agency, a suspect mugshot, or a Vehicle History Report from Carfax,” said Jeff Poore, President of Numerica.  “Integrating with Carfax for Police allows our customers, for free and with a single login, access to a vast database of valuable vehicle records directly from Lumen.”

Law enforcement agencies can access Vehicle History Reports from Lumen whenever viewing a Lumen vehicle record.  With one click in Lumen, users can view reports and access the full array of investigative tools available within Carfax for Police.  There are no up-front costs or ongoing fees required for law enforcement access to Carfax.

“Carfax for Police is already used by more than 2,500 agencies nationwide.  The Carfax partnership with Numerica affords our customers even better ways to solve crimes faster and keep their communities safer,” said Mike Irvine, General Manager at Carfax.  “We’re very excited to bring this capability to our customers.”

Lumen is an advanced analytics and data sharing platform specifically designed for law enforcement.  Agencies seeking to integrate disparate data sources into a single, integrated, CJIS-compliant portal for investigations, analysis, and inter-jurisdictional sharing are turning to Numerica to meet their needs.  For more information on Lumen, visit https://www.numerica.us/lumen.

About Numerica.

Since 1996, Northern Colorado-based Numerica Corporation has been a research and development small business leader solving some of the world’s most challenging information science problems. Our team of world class scientist, engineers and business professionals develop advanced mathematical algorithms and software for tracking targets, fusing data, managing uncertainty, optimizing operations, and integrating networks. Numerica’s technology solutions translate complex data streams into real-time, actionable information for U.S. Department of Defense agencies, NASA, law enforcement, and commercial customers. Numerica provides state-of-the-art solutions in the areas of air defense, missile defense, space situational awareness, cyber security, intelligence, and law enforcement.  Numerica’s public safety products include Lumen, CJISvault, PROact, and RDW.  Visit www.numerica.us for more information.

About Carfax (www.carfax.com)

Carfax, a unit of IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and continues to develop innovative services – like Carfax Used Car Listings and myCarfax – that make it easier to buy, sell and own a used car. The company maintains a database comprising over 16 billion vehicle history records from more than 92,000 sources worldwide. Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

Numerica Wins Public Safety Data Warehouse Contract

Numerica was recently awarded a contract to deliver a public safety data warehouse and information sharing solution to the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium’s (CISC) 55 police departments, sheriff’s offices, and state level agencies. The Regional Data Warehouse (RDW) provides a centralized state-of-the-art data repository that serves as the foundation of law enforcement and public safety information sharing and analysis.

“The Numerica data warehouse delivers the security, control and flexibility needed to effectively share and analyze all types of information among CISC member agencies,” said David Shipley, CISC Manager.  “The era of closed, proprietary systems dictating how agencies can interpret and share their own data is now over.”

RDW is designed to support the demanding data needs of modern public safety.  It can integrate data from virtually any electronic source, including records management systems and jail management systems, license plate readers, court and offender management systems, and many other data sources.  The system supports a vendor-agnostic interface to allow public safety agencies to connect multiple analytics and search systems into the RDW’s single data platform.  RDW is a secure and flexible solution that can meet the data sharing needs of public safety organizations now and into the future.

“We built RDW to promote a data advantage for public safety organizations and to reduce the headaches that have traditionally come with the management of so many different IT systems and proprietary data,” said Jeff Poore, President of Numerica. “The data in RDW is owned by the customers. We are here to help them use their data as effectively as possible to improve public safety.”

RDW is a scalable solution designed for regional data sharing initiatives servicing anywhere from tens to hundreds of agencies.   Agencies seeking to improve data sharing capabilities, or replace cumbersome and expensive legacy solutions, are turning to RDW to meet their expanding data sharing needs.    Visit www.numerica.us/rdw for more information.

Since 1996, Northern Colorado-based Numerica Corporation has been a research and development small business leader solving some of the world’s most challenging information science problems. Our team of world class scientist, engineers and business professionals develop advanced mathematical algorithms and software for tracking targets, fusing data, managing uncertainty, optimizing operations, and integrating networks. Numerica’s technology solutions translate complex data streams into real-time, actionable information for U.S. Department of Defense agencies, NASA, law enforcement, and commercial customers. Numerica provides state-of-the-art solutions in the areas of air defense, missile defense, space situational awareness, cyber security, intelligence, and law enforcement.  Numerica’s public safety products include Lumen, CJISvault, PROact, and RDW.  Visit www.numerica.us for more information.

The CISC is a legal entity created to help its 55 member law enforcement agencies share and analyze huge amounts of data.  Supported by Colorado’s largest agencies, the CISC provides three key services.  First, it provides secure and reliable data storage.  Second, to help agencies share and make sense of the data, it facilitates affordable access to outstanding data analysis software.   Finally, the CISC connects Colorado agencies with others nationally to share data, promote greater agency effectiveness and make safer communities possible.