Many police forces have access to a front-end application that can provide an element of incident and crime reporting information in real time. However, for the majority, these applications can be difficult to use, inflexible, or outdated.

Using a data analysis system that is not fit for purpose can become an extra barrier to accessing information, creating manual and data intensive cases. With a lack of police analyst resource, this can result in hundreds of man-hours to produce critical reports.

Simpson Associates is a full service analytics consultancy who has worked with several police forces, enabling them to benefit from having one source system that brings all data together in one place. They then simply need to log into Power BI or whatever reporting tool they use, to access the information they need. From department heads to officers, station managers to sergeants, staff right across the force can re-allocate the time spent looking for information into keeping the streets safer.