Using a Command Center for Crime Investigation

Summary: Command centers can play pivotal roles in the efficiency and effectiveness of crime investigation organizations.

When dealing with any sort of sensitive information, organization and an attention to detail are both crucial. Forensics teams work in labs and use scientific techniques to help make sense of evidence and solve crimes. In order to solve crimes, forensics teams need to be accurate yet quick with their tests. Evidence in poor condition could make finding this balance challenging.

Integrating a command center into your workflow could help make your investigation team more efficient and effective. A system can require a large financial investment but they have the potential to greatly help your organization.

Keep Track of Evidence

For any given case, you and your team could be working with a large number of items. Evidence found at crime scenes, witness reports, contextual information, and descriptions of individuals involved, for example, are all important things to consider when trying to solve a crime. Network operation center desks could be implemented into your business to easily keep track of all relevant information. A database where all of the information for each individual case can be easily accessed can increase your investigation efficiency. A command center can be coupled with a display for ease of viewing.

Run Simulations

A command center could also be especially useful for running simulations. When trying to understand what took place at a crime scene, visual simulations of scenarios could give forensics and investigative workers a different perspective.Some companies can set up high-tech environments that make it easy to aggregate information from multiple sources. Using 3D-modeling and the evidence they have acquired, organizations can attempt to recreate crimes to find logical explanations for actions and motives.