York Regional Police Selects Information Builders' Law Enforcement Analytics Solution

LEA Framework Brings Real-Time Intelligence to More than 2,100 Police and Support Staff in York Region, Ontario, Canada

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2017 /CNW/ -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that York Regional Police, in Ontario, Canada, purchased the company's Law Enforcement Analytics (LEA) framework. The implementation creates an end-to-end BI solution, which complements its innovative and robust map-based visualization tools, and supports more than 2,100 police officers, commanders, supervisors, crime analysts, and civilian staff.

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York Regional Police serves more than 1.1 million residents, and for many years sought a method for obtaining a complete picture of its rapidly evolving data assets. This need increased throughout 2015, with 208,211 citizen-generated calls for service, 33,202 criminal and federal violations, and 4,291 criminal traffic violations.

In this data intensive environment, commanders and officers required a BI and analytics solution to help identify crime trends, gain a better understanding of daily activity, and develop a macro view of significant events throughout the region. After reviewing solutions from multiple vendors, Information Builders' LEA framework was selected for its time-to-implementation, completeness of offering, and cost effectiveness.

The solution was also distinguished for its ability to transform data into meaningful information that informs more effective strategic, tactical and operational insights, enhancing decision-making abilities and modernizing policing. York Regional Police plans to be the country's first police force to implement this type of performance strategy, using Information Builders' technology to bring actionable analytics to the domains of both operational and strategic financial planning. 

Chief Eric Jolliffe, York Regional Police, said:
"Information Builders not only offered a compelling analytic solution for business intelligence, but also exceptional data integration and data quality tools as well. We are now using Information Builders' Law Enforcement Analytics framework to empower and engage our members with accurate and timely data." 

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders said:
"York Regional Police is an innovative leader among Canadian law enforcement agencies. From the field officers to the command staff, they are not only using analytics to detect, suppress and prevent crime, but also to modernize the force's deployment strategy. Their vision for real-time intelligence sets a positive example for police forces throughout Canada."

About York Regional Police
York Regional Police is proud to serve the 1.13 million residents of one of Canada's fastest-growing and most-diverse communities. The hard work and dedication of 1,579 officers and 605 civilians has resulted in its reputation as a national leader in law enforcement and crime prevention programs. York Regional Police has a vision to make a difference in their community and is guided by their mission to ensure their citizens feel safe and secure through excellence in policing. York Regional Police is vision-inspired, mission-focused and values-driven organization.

York Regional Police will unveil its enterprise business intelligence program over the course of two public sessions of the Police Services Board meetings this year. The first session will focus on map-based visualization and analytics, while the second will highlight the application of the Information Builders solution to help York Regional Police unleash its full potential for smarter, more efficient and effective policing.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

Press Contacts
Kathleen Moran
Information Builders
(917) 339-6313
kathleen_moran@ibi.com

Kate Finigan
LEWIS
(781) 761-4500
informationbuilders@teamlewis.com 

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