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Offender Tracking App


Police who are monitoring offenders wearing electronic GPS tracking devices don't have sufficient real-time feedback around the context of their current location, and the location of other police resources. How could a mobile /tablet application solve these issues? How could the capabilities of these devices (e.g. camera, compass, accelerometers, etc) also create new features beyond the basic functionality?


The solution needs to allow users to:
see one or many offenders being tracked in real-time
see the location of other law enforcement resources
respond to alerts provided when offenders are in, or headed towards, a location that requires action
retrieve personal information about a particular offender
other features that are driven by the capabilities of the mobile/tablet devices

Law enforcement agent assigned to offender tracking tasks

Public spaces, private and/or public transportation
The app must allow quick overview of related information
The app must facilitate quick response to alerts
Data privacy
Concerns of being easily spotted as an agent

On the move
The user might be connected to the HQ, the system should allow a phone conversation without closing
Long engagement with the app
Low power consumption
The interaction is likely to be interrupted, error recovery from incoming calls, messages, low battery and loss of reception

On crime analysis
Create movement and behaviour patterns
Collate movements with crime scenes

Use Cases
Tracking one or more offenders, display associated information and actions
Trigger and respond to alarms
Search for offenders, resources or locations
Automatic identification of "public space", entering "Stealth Mode"


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