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Tag: justice and public safety

Bridging the Gap between Health and Justice

The Data-Driven Justice Initiative (DDJ), originally launched by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and now run by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, estimates that 11 million people move through America’s 3,100 local jails, many on low-level, non-violent misdemeanors, costing local governments approximately $22 billion a year. Of these non-violent […]

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The Future of Policing: Detect, Locate, and Alert on Gunfire in Under a Minute

For every gun-related homicide, there are 100 gunfire incidents that go unreported. But what if every incident was reported, and police departments could adjust and deploy resources based on real-time analytics and data delivery? ShotSpotter delivers real-time gunshot notifications to law enforcement so they can dispatch to the precise location of the gunshot, engage with the community, […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Washington

          AWS signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Washington. Washington joins other states, including California, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon, and Louisiana, that work with AWS to leverage the benefits of the cloud, while satisfying the most demanding information security requirements. More than 30,000 of Amazon’s employees […]

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What do 5 Myths, Cloud Ninjas, and the Golden State have in Common? Find out at IACP!

Amazon Web Services and our justice and public safety partner ecosystem are gearing up to travel to San Diego for the 2016 IACP Annual Conference, October 15-18, 2016. Cloud technology is becoming the new normal in many industries, such as financial services and healthcare. The same is becoming true for the justice and public safety […]

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The Future of Policing: Not the Robocop Hollywood Imagined

As the technology landscape of state and local government agencies continues to grow and evolve, so does its dependency on cloud computing. Among the agencies most affected by this advancement are the 17,958 state and local law enforcement agencies across the United States. According to a survey conducted by the Department of Homeland Security and […]

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AWS Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Louisiana

          AWS recently signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Louisiana, allowing state and local police to leverage the AWS Cloud for CJI data, including biometric, identity history, person, organization, property, and case/incident history data. As with the CJIS agreements we have signed with other states, […]

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AWS Convenes Data-Driven Justice Technology and Research Consortium

AWS has joined law enforcement, health, and public officials from more than 60 communities across the United States to help keep low-risk, non-dangerous offenders out of the criminal justice system. As part of the White House’s Data Driven Justice Initiative (DDJI), we are pleased to support these innovative communities who are working to use data […]

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The Future of Policing: Body Cameras, Video Storage, and Data Management

Body cameras and digital evidence management solutions are the fastest growing technologies in the Justice and Public Safety space. According to a recent survey sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, 94.5 percent of law enforcement agencies had either implemented or were fully committed to implementing body cameras. Empirical research has shown that body cameras […]

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