Each year, law enforcement has trends that influence policy for keeping the public safe. In 2022, this policy is guided by a demand for change and new technology. They will continue to develop further in the next 10 years. Take a look at the following law enforcement trends. 

  1. Integration of “Intelligence Led Policing”

This is one of the most important trends in 2022. Intelligence led policing uses CompStat, technology, surveillance, and data to ensure public safety. However, with a lack of public trust, it is important for law enforcement to integrate this with community led policing. In this case, the focus is on community engagement, restorative justice, quality of life crimes, and environmental design. Although these programs exist as separate programs, they are integrating them to increase public safety. 

  1. Unifying Public Safety and Intelligence Assets

Another trend is unifying public safety with intelligence assets. They will use both public and private cameras, gunfire sensors, body cameras, and IoT sensors to improve public safety. As security assets transition to the cloud-based systems, this helps because cameras can be on a continuous loop rather than a closed loop. Cameras can provide a complete picture, and being able to draw from a range of resources helps improve response. Cameras can be activated when gunfire is detected, and technology can help change public safety, especially when used in a community-based model. 

  1. Real-Time Crime Centers

Real-time crime centers have also helped increase real-time crime centers. This is available to nearly any law enforcement agency, as long as they have the software and the screens. It can be set up to help streamline these RTCCs and reduce geographical blind spots and allow for faster response times. In addition, there will be greater collaborations between different departments and regions. They can pool their resources, which increases public safety. 

  1. Data and System Driven Approaches to Management

Law enforcement has used data driven approaches for a long time, but they are becoming more sophisticated. There is so much data available that they are able to use it to make operations more effective. By unifying databases, they can draw from sex offender registries, gunfire detections, ALPR hits, and more and cross reference them to analyze crime.