Colorado Springs, CO, June 16, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- As a “Next Generation” Crime, Tipping, Alerting and Notification” service, CSN offers numerous advantages to both citizens and law enforcement in the areas of public suspect tipping, stolen property recording and reporting, pre-arrest investigation tools for patrol officers, and customized portals for Block Watch Groups. All these services combined together have never been offered at the local law enforcement level before, but through the integrated CSN Community/Policing Platform it’s now possible to support expanded community policing efforts at the neighborhood level thus achieving better offender accountability and improving citizen and community relations.
NewStart Solutions, Passes the Test:
Pueblo Police Chief Luis Velez in commenting about the effectiveness of the CSN solution said, “We were quite pleased with the innovation and responsiveness of the NewStart team, and believe that the CrimeSuspect.NET solution they have developed, represents the future of Community Policing.” NewStart is now moving forward with its commercialization phase and is planning on expanding their services to neighboring police agencies in Colorado initially. From there it will be expanded nationally. “Every police agency we engage with will benefit from our distributed services model because we integrate and connect each agency together in a secure and searchable network that can be accessed and shared amongst police officers as well as community members,” said Adam Leonard, the Founder and CEO of NewStart Solutions, L3C. “Crime has no borders, and that is why we developed the CSN Solution to allow the public to both contribute to as well as easily search for current suspects as well as stolen property across all jurisdictions.”
History of Data Integration & Community Policing Needs at the Local Law Enforcement Level:
While Adam was a police officer, (over a 10+year service history) he constantly encountered a variety of problems amongst police databases that hindered not only the closure rate of investigations, but the sharing of information along local, county, and state law enforcement agencies.
Furthermore, Adam quickly realized that a majority of agencies do not fully understand or practice Community Policing as a philosophy or by engaging citizens more directly. So, during the 45 day test pilot program, NewStart, in cooperation with CPO Shelly Taylor and a handful of volunteers have made some impressive accomplishments: They input over 1,000 stolen property items from almost every burglary that has occurred in Pueblo in 2014.
They also input over 700 Misdemeanor and Felony Warrants into the system
and created ten, online Block Watch Neighborhood Group Portals.
All Block Watch group members have special access credentials that allows them to see and use a variety of Community Policing solutions. Members of these “Badger” Block Watch Groups have a direct line of communication to the Crime Prevention Officer and Patrol Officers assigned to their area through secure instant messaging, and blog and forum posts. They also have a custom video education solution that covers over 50 crime topics and allows the Police to distribute training videos, presentations and documents instantly to each portal. Also, by effectively managing citizen crime tips and communications in a secure fashion, it’s now possible to instantly send tips to an unlimited number of officers instead of just one that may or may not be on duty at a given time.
As a Community Benefit and Impact Organization, NewStart also extends its concept of community relations and support into the community through the creation of its unique “Wishing Well” or “Electronic Wishing Board” that allows police officers and Block Watch Captains the ability to post “Wishes” for unfortunate children, elderly and disabled persons in need of an item or service. The first wish was posted when a microwave at the Wayside Cross Rescue Mission stopped working. Two citizens donated a microwave in response to that wish.
Mr. Adam Leonard, Founder/CEO
NewStart Solutions, L3C
Tel: (719) 357-5717