For three generations, Long Beach, CA experienced gang violence that compromised the safety and well-being of its citizens. To address this public safety issue, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) launched a comprehensive injunction program to neutralize its gang threat.

The video describes how Laserfiche helps LBPD officers gain instant access to the information needed to make arrests from their patrol cars. Interviews with both Laserfiche CEO Chris Wacker and Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert are featured in the video.

Challenge

  • Long Beach ranked among the nation’s top five cities for gang murder
  • State funding cuts resulted in prisoners being set for early release

Solution

The Long Beach Police Department deployed Laserfiche software to give officers instant access to the information and images they need to make gang arrests. Now, when a gang member’s name is searched on a patrol car computer, all of the most up-to-date intelligence on that individual pops up.

The department adopted a three-pronged approach to combating gang violence:

  1. Suppression of gangs by leveraging technology and data to strengthen law enforcement efforts
  2. Intervention by identifying at-risk youth and making a concerted effort to help them stay in school
  3. Rehabilitation by creating programs that help to move individuals out of the criminal justice system and on a path to gang-free life

Results

  • 650% increase in gang arrests
  • 52% decrease in gang murders
  • Upgraded technology to strengthen law enforcement efforts across Long Beach

Organization Profile

Long Beach, CA, located in Los Angeles County, CA, is home to about 469,000 citizens. It is the 36th-largest city in the United States and the seventh-largest in California.

Download this complimentary white paper to learn more: Using Technology to Stop Street Gangs: How the Long Beach Police Department Boosted Gang Arrests by 650%.

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