Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security: Predictive Policing
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The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security manage a predictive analytics system created by IBM to identify locations where vehicle crashes and DUIs are likely to occur. It is shared with all 95 county sheriffs in the state.
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Predictive policing is software used by law enforcement to select neighborhoods or blocks where they should focus resources or to identify individuals for investigation. Law enforcement feed records and data—such as police stops or calls for service—into the algorithms, which vendors say can predict where crime is likely to occur.