Primary tab navigation

Protect citizens, property and infrastructure

Make your community safer by creating a unified view of public safety information and then by applying analytics and collaboration tools to better fight crime and deploy the right resources. Safe communities attract a stronger workforce and boost investment in local businesses - both vital to a robust economy. To improve the safety of your community, you need technology solutions that:

  • Accelerate economic growth and vitality through smarter public safety management

    Accelerate economic growth and vitality through smarter public safety management

    Put five public safety competencies to work to benefit citizens, businesses and the economy.


We're here to help

IBM Government Events

More about our Government industry blog

Connect with IBM

Explore our solutions:

Crime analytics

Fight crime using actionable insights derived from police data. Begin by bringing together information from across multiple departments and districts – including information that is structured (such as crime and criminal data), unstructured (such as images, audio, video and text from incident reports, witness statements) and situational (such as weather, holidays, paydays). Apply advanced analytics and predictive modeling capabilities to identify patterns, solve cases and understand when and where other crimes may occur. Make the insights available to appropriate personnel so you can deploy resources more effectively, improve real-time risk assessment and collaborate better across departments. By arming law enforcement teams with unbiased crime analytics, they will be able to respond faster, reduce crime, and ensure safer communities.

Learn more

Enabling and enhancing crime fighting capabilities

Making cities safer through predictive analytics

Memphis Police Department reduced crime by 30% using data to focus patrols

Intelligent operations

Create an integrated public safety information environment that allows you to monitor city events and incidents and coordinate across agencies and departments to respond effectively. By applying analytics and data visualisation capabilities to information captured from sources such as sensors and cameras located across the city, historical databases, and existing applications, city officials can quickly grasp the issues of the day, and emergency management agencies can coordinate response efforts. Collaboration tools enable citizens to report issues and check status using their mobile devices. And social media analytics help city officials assess public sentiment regarding development plans, citizen services and public events. With a unified view of city operations, you can manage and mitigate disruptive incidents, better allocate limited resources, involve citizens in incident reporting, and facilitate cross-agency planning.

Learn more

Rio de Janeiro improved emergency response time by 30% with centralised command center

Intelligent emergency management

Provide first responders with a secure, real-time view of critical emergency information so they can make smarter, timelier decisions that keep people safer. By integrating structured and unstructured data from disparate sources, such as sensors, cameras, voice channels and social media, and then processing it with intelligent analytic tools, incident management teams can quickly focus on the response efforts that will matter most. Personnel can share information across organisational boundaries to improve collaboration as well as perform “what if” analyses on historic data to improve future preparedness. With broader awareness and improved visibility into emergency situations, officials can achieve better collaboration, swifter responses, smarter use of resources and improved communications with citizens before, during, and after events.

Learn more

City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County improve services with new emergency response system