Peregrine 101: Public safety and interagency collaboration
Peregrine is the first public safety platform that enables personnel to make better decisions in every high leverage moment. With its fine-grained permissions, auditability, and traceability, Peregrine provides unparalleled functionality for public safety organizations to collaborate with elected officials, community groups and private organizations, municipal, state, and federal agencies, as well as others within the criminal justice ecosystem.
Partner with other agencies during critical incidents
Crime isn’t bound by jurisdictions, and Peregrine ensures data isn’t either.
In an emergency, like an active shooter on school grounds or natural disaster, agencies need to be able to effectively partner and share information quickly, at HQ and in the field. In order to achieve this, law enforcement agencies are often looking for a public safety platform that consolidates their disparate data into one system. Moreover, it’s important that these platforms enable agencies to share information with the right people at the right time.
With Peregrine, if you’re working with one of our customers, you’re working with us. During an incident, Peregrine users can securely share access to the platform with all other involved agencies in minutes, at no additional cost. This reduces friction when collaboration can save lives, ensuring responding officers in the field and those at HQ can share vital data like emerging incident details and coordination maps.
This crucial ability to share access with other agencies is a feature that many public safety platforms lack. Peregrine is also the only solution that can seamlessly connect information from multiple federal and municipal organizations in one, unified search for ongoing operations.
After securing a warrant, Concord, California police officers were able to more easily identify an individual who had been involved in multiple bank robberies because Peregrine plotted mobile ping notifications on a map, along with officer locations and ALPR data. The map was shared with involved officers across jurisdictions, while maintaining appropriate privacy and security permissions, ultimately providing the information the collaborating agencies needed to make the best decisions and apprehend a dangerous suspect. Read more here.
Fostering public trust through transparency
Public safety officials must be confident that reports on crime patterns, personnel deployment, or outcomes of prevention and intervention efforts are accurate and complete. They must also be able to compile these reports quickly and efficiently.
Sharing information in a timely manner fosters trust between law enforcement agencies, the communities they serve, and the elected officials that represent them. Unfortunately, many law enforcement agencies are stuck manually collecting and compiling data, which can be time consuming and result in inaccuracies. Without a public safety platform specifically designed for law enforcement, agencies are unable to foster trust and make timely decisions.
That’s why Peregrine’s dynamic reporting capabilities are so important. Unlike other platforms available to law enforcement, Peregrine’s reports update with real-time information. This enables department personnel to easily share proactive reports on public safety efforts — on an ad-hoc or recurring basis — and quickly respond to public records requests.
Before Peregrine, a simple task like reporting crime statistics to the city council could take dozens upon dozens of hours. Analysts would collate the information from various, disparate sources, clean the data, analyze it, then share it.
Peregrine can do this in minutes, ensuring law enforcement can more quickly and accurately respond to requests for public information.
Your city’s entire criminal justice system — in one platform
Law enforcement can easily integrate computer-aided dispatch (CAD), record management systems (RMS), and evidence management systems with Peregrine, fostering simple, virtual collaboration between officers and analysts and their counterparts in District Attorneys’ offices. Small and mid-sized police departments can save up to $150,000 per year on e-filing with Peregrine.
It’s not always so simple. When one customer — before they partnered with Peregrine — was involved with a case going to trial, the detective would print out the request, copy it three times, load it into their car along with a hard disk of the body worn camera footage, drive it to the district attorney’s office, wait in line to give the disks and paperwork to a clerk, and then drive back to work.
Detectives should spend their time investigating and solving crimes, not doing paperwork. District Attorney’s should be able to easily access all the information pertinent to a case — in one platform — with the right permissions to ensure the information is properly accessed. Sheriff’s departments should be able to view this data and share information like behavioral health care records with other social service, justice, and public health agencies to improve outcomes and reduce recidivism rates.
Peregrine does this and more, allowing information to move within the criminal justice system seamlessly and securely, further fostering collaboration. Our public safety platform places an emphasis on data visibility between law enforcement agencies.
Secure and safe collaboration
Stop struggling to validate and share information. Collaborate for greater results for your community. Get in touch today.
About Morgan Hitzig
Morgan is currently leading operations and growth strategy for Peregrine, a technology platform that empowers public safety leaders to make data-driven decisions in real-time. Previously, Morgan served as Senior Director of Global Operations and Strategic Partnerships at Dataminr, a leading AI business that detects the earliest signals of high-impact events from within publicly available datasets.
A native New Yorker, Morgan was an analyst in the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau where she worked on a broad range of terrorism related issues. Prior to working for the NYPD, Morgan held positions across a variety of industries, including in finance at Bank of America, in journalism at CNN, and at the Scowcroft Group, a strategic consulting firm run by former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft. Morgan is an Officer in the United States Navy Reserve.