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Unisys tool helps police solve evidence puzzle

Unisys introduced a tool to help law enforcement agencies organize and share case information and evidence securely across multiple jurisdictions and offices involved in pursuing the same case or investigation.

The Unisys Law Enforcement Application Framework or U-LEAF, provides “tools to cope with constantly evolving crime and threat patterns and the associated deluge of crime data,” during a crime and its investigation, Unisys said.

With U-LEAF, police departments can close investigations more quickly, the company said. The tool documents and logs evidence and intelligence related to criminal investigations using a single, browser-based interface. The browser offers multiple analytical views of crime data to improve an investigator’s ability to gather, analyze and act upon critical information.

When investigating a crime, law enforcement often must contend with information from multiple agencies and data sources. With most law enforcement data in unstructured formats, officers must sift through huge quantities of digital data before making their next moves.

U-LEAF gives them a flexible tool to easily reconfigure systems as  threats, crime patterns, legislation or public expectations affecting a case change, says Unisys. The firm says the platform can reduce costs by driving more efficient investigations and reducing downtime related to configuration changes

The U-LEAF framework is based on technology Unisys successfully provided to major police organizations in the UK, according to John Wright, Unisys’s global director, public safety and justice, Unisys.

U-LEAF handles multiple aspects of an investigation, including security and auditing; workflow and evidence management; compliance; mobility; analytics, data visualization; watch lists; geographical information systems; and social media analytics.

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