Every incident or crime is related to a location. The location can be inside or outside prison walls. From tracking the concentration of gangs in a community to following the travel routes of probationers or sex offenders in a neighborhood, you need to know where problems are occurring or emerging.

The Challenge

The Challenge:

Every incident or crime is related to a location. The location can be inside or outside prison walls. From tracking the concentration of gangs in a community to following the travel routes of probationers or sex offenders in a neighborhood, you need to know where problems are occurring or emerging.

Geographic information system (GIS) technology can help you leverage information to observe, understand, and respond to the problems you face in the corrections community.

Rock County Correctional Services wanted to be able to visualize the distribution of adolescent crime incidents in order to deploy Law Enforcement resources more effectively across the County. Any criminal data containing an address, such as an offender’s residence, work location, or rearrests location, can be displayed and analyzed using GIS. External data, such as school locations, “Hot” drug markets, and public transportation routes can also be incorporated into a GIS for further analysis and understanding.

 

The Solution

The Solution:

PANGEA Studios provides fast, intelligent incident mapping that everyone involved in Law Enforcement can use. With GIS, we can deliver detailed location and crime analysis data as well as information on existing incident locations in maps and reports.  The goal is to show Law Enforcement officers the clear value of deploying the resource to best mitigate crime.

GIS aids the corrections mission by:

  • Identifying and highlighting areas prone to inmate violence in institutional settings
  • Assigning probation and parole officers by location for more efficient routing
  • Enhancing incident monitoring  capabilities to capture  and build intelligence about criminal activity
  • Providing the public with information about offenses that occur in close proximity
  • Making site selection decisions for new facilities within a community

GIS helps you understand community needs and where resources should be allocated. New corrections reporting centers can be sited in areas that reach the most offenders or where the offenders are most at risk for recidivism.

The Results

The Results:

PANGEA GIS analysis supports Rock County Juvenile Service needs in community correctional supervision by providing a platform for:

  • Optimal geographic deployment of probation and parole officers
  • Efficient planning and placement of reporting centers in their jurisdiction
  • Accurate and up-to-date addresses of probationers and parolees
  • An information-based method supporting all roles and aspects of law enforcement