LAPD joins ESRI to demonstrate CAMS and COMPSTAT

LAPD joins ESRI to demonstrate CAMS and COMPSTAT


Redlands, California, USA, 2 December 2006 – ESRI demonstrated the full suite of its GIS technology and solutions available to law enforcement and homeland security professionals at the 2006 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) joined ESRI in its exhibit area for the conference to demonstrate the new Crime Analysis Mapping System (CAMS) and CompStat applications that LAPD has built with ESRI.

This application provides robust desktop crime analysis capabilities as well as intranet crime mapping applications and new capabilities for COMPSTAT. COMPSTAT is intelligence-led policing methodology combining modern management principles with strong analytical and visualization capabilities to develop deployment strategies that place police personnel where crime is occurring or is expected to occur, dramatically improving crime-fighting effectiveness.

– About CompStat
The CompStat system was developed by Los Angeles police chief William Bratton while working as police chief for New York City. CompStat is an inspection process with GIS as one component of the overall process. Statistical analysis, risk management, and other data are produced using the CompStat framework. GIS provides the visualization, geoquery, and spatial analysis functionality of CompStat.