Mapping, data analytics and ballistics capabilities added to Motorola law enforcement software suite
A new crime pattern mapping, data retrieval and analysis tool as well as ballistics and crime gun intelligence capabilities have been added to Motorola Solutions’ software portfolio to help law enforcement investigations. The new additions enable law enforcement to connect seemingly disparate crimes to identify patterns, expedite case closures and improve public safety.
“Crime gun intelligence is critical to our ability to uncover associations and identify non-obvious relationships between incidents,” said Sergeant Clinton Ivey of the North Charleston (S.C.) Police Department said in a statement. “During our first meeting, we asked if they could show us one test fire and one scene-collected round that was found at a homicide scene the prior day on the system. It was clear that it was probable that these two exhibits were fired from the same weapon. Both exhibits were then submitted to the State Lab and were confirmed. From this information, a charge of homicide was then placed on the known suspect.”
BallisticSearch is a portable hardware and software solution that allows law enforcement personnel to capture, analyze and compare 2-D images of fired cartridge casings (FCCs), so they can triage FCCs for identification of unique firearms and generate real-time investigative leads. The system can be deployed at the agency, within criminal laboratories or on-site at crime scenes. It offers a virtual correlation center, providing agencies with access to senior firearms examiners to perform forensic analysis of cartridge casings to help close gaps in the use of ballistics intelligence and accelerate crime investigations.
“Traditional computerized ballistics imaging systems are large, expensive and difficult to maintain, which means many small and mid-size agencies lack direct access to the systems and may wait weeks or months for cartridge casings to be processed at a lab,” said Andrew Sinclair, senior vice president and general manager at Motorola Solutions Software. “Vigilant BallisticSearch returns potential ballistics matches in a matter of minutes, dramatically expediting the speed, and recharting the trajectory, of investigations.
Complementing BallisticSearch is CrimeSearch, a pattern crime mapping, data retrieval and analysis solution. It automates how agencies collect, associate, map and leverage law enforcement data, investigative information and forensic reporting results to advance criminal enforcement strategies and tactical operations.
For more information, visit Motorola Solution’s website.