The Seattle Police Department has selected Accenture to design and implement a data analytics platform.
Accenture will manage the transfer and integration of all data sources through a secure IT architecture and provide all software and system development services to the SPD.
Accenture will team with Information Builders and Accel BI to deliver the project with overall project management led by Accenture Digital.
Once completed, the technology will provide the Department with enhanced reporting and analytical capabilities relating to its operations and investigations. This includes the creation of system alerts to improve leadership monitoring and oversight of policing activities and administrative processes.
The data analytics platform will enable the SPD to consolidate, manage and analyze data relating to police calls and incidents, interactions with the public, use-of-force incidents, administrative processes, officer training and workforce management.
The SPD’s ability to review and report data was an area of need identified in a 2011 Department of Justice investigation of the SPD. The Seattle Police Monitoring Team supported the deployment of the system in a subsequent report.
“Judge James L. Robart made himself very clear last August when he granted us an extension to procure a data analytics platform in accordance with our settlement agreement,” said Seattle Police Chief Operating Officer Mike Wagers.
“This new data analytics platform will improve our ability to track use of force, officer performance and early intervention, all while saving the city money.”