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Data sharing and geographic information technology implementation, coordination and support for the East Valley Community Mapping, Planning and Analysis for Safety Strategies Initiative.

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Awardee County
San Bernardino
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $494,739)

The framework and foundation for sharing and combining law enforcement, government and community data across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries has been established by the East Valley Community Mapping, Planning and Analysis for Safety Strategies (COMPASS) Initiative in Redlands, California. Hosted by the Redlands Police Department, East Valley COMPASS brought together stakeholders and their data from across this region of southwest San Bernardino County, established data sharing protocols, provided direct analytical support to partner agencies, and led an effort to identify and address regional crime issues and problem-solving opportunities. A web-based map service enabling public access to incident level crime and law enforcement activity information was delivered to participating partners, and the framework to include all law partners was established. As the East Valley COMPASS Initiative nears the end of its initial funding support, the demand for data sharing and regional problem-solving capabilities delivered by the team is established. East Valley COMPASS is now considered and sought out as a resource by organizations across the region.

Ongoing support for the East Valley COMPASS Initiative will enable this foundation and framework to develop into a sustainable problem-solving resource to the citizens, community organizations, government entities and law enforcement agencies across the region. The COMPASS team will continue to develop and deliver additional capabilities to effectively address problems identified as regional priorities: auto theft, school community safety and recidivism. Geographic information system (GIS) tools and data sharing capabilities recently established to address these needs will be modified with input from the participating agencies and delivered in support of regional problem-solving efforts. The opportunity to improve community safety across the region will continue to grow.

Date Created: September 9, 2004