Police forces have always encouraged citizens to help in the fight against crime and in a digital world where citizens are accustomed to the ease and immediacy of digital technology, police forces now have access to new ways of connecting with citizens.
Police officers have a fundamental need to connect. Yet while the importance of being connected is not in question, the ability, means and reasons to do so are changing in ways that are creating a fundamental shift in police operations.
Today, collaboration is essential. Police forces need to work together with the judicial courts, hospitals, and fire services in the execution of their duty, managing changing public safety challenges has never been so important. Transforming the ways and means to connect continues to allow public safety agencies gain greater value from existing assets and build the transparency and trust that citizens demand.