Seattle Police Department: Real-Time Crime Center
|Agency||Seattle Police Department|
|Technology||Real-Time Crime Center|
The Seattle Police Department has operated a real-time crime center in its headquarters since 2015, funded with asset forfeiture dunds and a $400,000 federal grant. The RTCC provides analyzts with a wall of monitors that monitors criminal activity in real time. The department has also used predictive policing to identify potential crime hotspots. The analysts at the RTCC gather information collected from 911 dispatch calls, SeaStat data, radio traffic, and vehicle data, among other surveillance systems and databases.
Government information (City of Seattle's Website)
News article (KOMO News)
News article (The Stranger)
More about this technology
Real-Time Crime Centers are hubs where police ingest and analyze surveillance, intelligence, and data from a number of sources in real-time. RTCCs are often equipped with walls of monitors with live feeds from camera networks. Analysts are often able to access a wide variety of surveillance technologies, including automated license plate readers, gunshot detection, predictive policing, and face recognition. Unlike fusion centers, RTCCs tend to be focused on local level activities and a broader range of criminal investigations.