Halton Regional Police Service Receives Icon Award

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Halton Regional Police Service was presented with the Icon Award for their visionary use of software to significantly benefit their citizens and communities by Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. Announced at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s annual conference, the Icon Awards are Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s highest customer award.

As part of the Greater Toronto Area, the Regional Municipality of Halton is experiencing Canada’s fastest population growth. To better manage growing demand on public safety services, Halton Regional Police Service created a new unit with a mandate to exploit data to make policing more efficient and effective. To conduct meaningful analysis, the agency first needed to transform its data into a useable form.

Halton Regional Police Service partnered with Hexagon to implement Hexagon’s Business Intelligence for Public Safety. Working with Hexagon, HRPS built a data warehouse that consolidated data from various sources.

Police data is now processed through the system. Each individual action performed by officers is time-stamped and classified based on the nature of the activity, and officer location and vehicle speed are also tracked and processed. The data is analyzed to enable proactive and preventative operations.

Armed with monthly, quarterly and annual performance measures, the agency can quantify officer activities, allowing supervisors to better determine how to allocate teams to improve public safety.

“Business analytics are very crucial to how we effectively deploy,” said Chief of Police Stephen Tanner, Halton Regional Police Service. “It’s been an honor to have people from across Canada and other areas of the world recognize our efforts. It’s a fabulous testament to the work of our people to ensure continuous improvement.”

For video about this award, visit: https://hexagonsi.wistia.com/medias/rttodhf8f7.

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