Up-to-Date Information Helps Keep Citizens Safe

The High Activity Location Observation (HALO) team in the Denver Police Department monitors high-risk and high-profile areas in the city for criminal activity. In the past, HALO kept a full list of all cameras, the updated lists were sent to Denver GIS every six months, yet Denver GIS and HALO would go back and forth about the information.

After HALO Supervisor Jesus Sierra took a Green Belt class, he created a streamlined process for updating the Halo and Public Works Traffic GIS layers.  The new process lead to:

  • More accurate placement of cameras
  • Communication and speed improvements
  • Less complaints about maps not being updated
  • Shaving roughly 20 seconds off each call, saving $3,316 in staff time.

“I’m really glad I finished the Green Belt training and doing the A3.  It forced me to sit down and think of a process that I can improve.  I would have never thought to send the updated information to Denver GIS as it came in but… it’s never efficient to wait and build large workloads when small chunks can be done along the way.”

– Jesus Sierra, HALO Supervisor

Read the entire article at https://denpeakacademy.com/2015/11/10/up-to-date-information-helps-keep-citizens-safe/