Re: 3 Myths Of Police Data Integration, Debunked
This reminds me a lot of the trouble that Healthcare organizations are having with integrating EHR between one another and generally adapting to new technology and regulations in recent years. It reminds me of that in the sense that I'm surprised, and at the same time not surprised, just how far two seemingly perfect, even necessary, areas (law enforcement & healthcare) where modern technology could and should make a difference, are lagging behind. Stop to consider that the government is involved so closely with both these sectors, and maybe it suddenly becomes not all that surprising.
I think it's that much more impressive that our law enforcement (and again, healthcare professionals) do as much good work as they do with such limited budgets and technology - but maybe that's a topic for another time. As for the discussion at hand, I think it's fair to say that law enforcement needs a kick in the pants to get them to adopt the technology they should have adopted a decade ago. I'm sure there is plenty of red tape to get through, but this is something we can't afford to cut corners on. If it's more money they need, well... we shouldn't be surprised what happens when we constantly insist on lower taxes. We have a role in this as citizens.