Galaxytown Police DepartmentBy Richard Hughes on January 10, 2017
Captain Lombard of the Galaxytown Police Department has a wide range of responsibilities. His daily duties include everything from overseeing budgets, officers under his command, investigations, internal department matters, attending community events for awareness and reporting to city council members.
He’s been struggling lately with cases taking longer to close. It’s difficult to organize, retrieve and retain information and activities on cases due to the multiplicity of difference sources – files, email, chat tools, CRM, and content sharing applications.
This is even more challenging given the need to access the information in the street, not only from behind a desk.
Captain Lombard has noticed recently that because of the proliferation of communication channels and the lack of centralized way to track and organize them, several cases and activities have been falling through the cracks. This has impacted the image of the department and hindered the resolution of the cases.
In an attempt to address the situation, Captain Lombard has recently approved the procurement of Vmoso for his entire department.
This morning, Captain Lombard receives details of a major robbery at a large electronics store. With everything on his plate and emails piling up in his inbox, Lombard decides to use Vmoso to manage his duties and keep everything in one place.
Instead of parsing hundreds of daily emails, now with Vmoso Lombard only has to review a few folders where all his communication is automatically organized and classified. It makes it easy for him to rapidly review cases as they come to his attention. In addition, any assignment made can be easily tracked and documented.
As Lombard reviews the case he uses the Vmoso knowledge map to explore all the connections between cases, and discovers a lot of information he wouldn’t have been aware of without Vmoso.
He identifies a possible tie between this case and another one handled by Detective Peters. Lombard uses Vmoso to assign the case to Peters, and with a single click he includes all the pertinent information.
Peters is working the case and finds evidence at the crime scene that could be vital. Using Vmoso he updates the task to inform the Chief on progress he’s made.
Peters also creates a task for the Forensics department to work on the evidence gathered at the crime scene.
Documents and reports provided from Forensics can be continuously updated with any new findings, so Peters always has access to the most up to date information, even if he’s out of the office.
Once they are finished, Forensics then update the task notifying Peters of their findings.
Peters receives the notification on his cell phone while working in the field, and he can keep his Captain up to date from wherever he is.
The Chief decides to use the knowledge map in Vmoso to see if there are any current or past cases that are similar to Peters’ case. He can easily see previous cases that were worked on and that had success with certain strategies, making it easier for him to find and obtain intelligence or strategic insight.
The Chief finds that one of the suspects lives in the Newtown, 20 miles away. He instructs Peters to reach out and coordinate the arrest with the Newtown Police Department. This entire communication happens on the go, using their mobile devices.
Peters receives vital information from the Newtown detective about the suspect, as well as information on his movements and history.
Newtown PD is not on Vmoso and uses email to communicate with Galaxytown PD. But thanks to Vmoso’s email integration, all the communication with Newtown PD is received and automatically classified and, saving valuable time.
While working on the case, Peters uncovers that the suspects have ties to an international terrorist group that have bombed local cities. He responds to his task to let the Chief know about his findings.
The Chief decides to create a post for the Galaxy Intelligence Agency, notifying them about a possible terrorist threat.
With minimal effort, a huge amount of information stored in files, images, videos, email and chats are shared. This information is stored in a highly secure space with very strict content access.
With the information gathered by the police department and intelligence agency the Captain and Detective Peters are able to close the case.
Using Vmoso enables the Galaxytown Police Department to close cases faster. Vmoso captures, organizes and retrieves information from any device as a single source of truth. Updates on cases and tasks can be viewed from anywhere, at any time with instant notification, thus increasing efficiency and saving time.
With Vmoso, orders never fall through the cracks and information is never lost. Vmoso enhances collaboration with external agencies and communication with the public community to better protect and serve its citizens.