In a world where technology rapidly is transforming the way we live, work and connect, it’s no surprise that law enforcement agencies are embracing these advancements to better serve and protect our communities. Here in Acworth, we are fortunate to have a dedicated team of professionals committed to maintaining our city’s safety and security. Besides sworn peace officers, we also have civilian personnel who perform specialized functions. Among them is our criminal intelligence analyst, Macey Williams.
Williams utilizes a blend of data analysis and technological innovation to unravel the mysteries that often shroud criminal activities. By dissecting complex data sets, she helps us gain valuable insights that allow us to address emerging threats and solve crimes effectively.
One of the most remarkable tools in our arsenal is the Fusus Real-Time Crime Center. This cutting-edge platform aggregates real-time data from various sources, enabling us to monitor incidents as they unfold and deploy resources swiftly. This rapid-response capability not only helps us prevent criminal acts but also adds another layer of protection for our officers in the field. Through partnership with the Cobb County Police Department and with grant funding provided by the state, our agency is able to utilize the Real-Time Crime Center, which serves as a hub of information, connecting dots that otherwise might remain hidden and allowing us to stay one step ahead.
Equally important is our utilization of Flock license-plate readers, which play a vital role in tracking and identifying vehicles associated with criminal activity. By automatically scanning license plates and cross-referencing them with databases, our analyst can pinpoint vehicles linked to ongoing investigations quickly. This aids us in solving crimes and also serves as a deterrent to those who might think twice before committing an offense in our jurisdiction.
The synergy between our criminal intelligence analyst, the crime center and the license-plate readers showcases a prime example of how technology can empower law enforcement to ensure community safety proactively. The days of reacting to crime are behind us; we are now equipped to anticipate and prevent incidents, ultimately making Acworth a safer place for everyone.
Moreover, the role of our criminal intelligence analyst extends beyond the confines of data and technology. Williams’ ability to connect the dots and discern the intricate web of criminal activities is something technology alone cannot provide, and she has been an outstanding addition to the Acworth team.
“I love getting to work for the city of Acworth,” she said. “I feel as if I get to be the eyes in the sky to help make sure all of our citizens and officers are safe. I have been working in law enforcement for almost three years now, and nothing has made me happier than working in this community for the last eight months. I am so excited that I am getting to grow this position in order to help be a useful asset for all the departments.”
The importance of combining human expertise and technological innovation cannot be overstated. Our criminal intelligence analyst, armed with tools like the crime center and the license-plate readers, represents the next frontier of modern policing and the benefits that specialized civilian personnel are able to provide to police agencies. I am immensely proud of the progress we have made in bolstering our community’s safety, and I am committed to ensuring that we continue to embrace advancements that pave the way for a more secure future.
– Chief Jesse Evans has served more than 20 years as a prosecutor and law enforcement professional. He is a native of Acworth and knows there is no better place to live, work and play.