Updated Jul 14, 2020

Digital Collaborative Policing (DigiCop)

https://www.cogniconsult.com/

Joseph Sam

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Digital Collaborative Policing - Towards A Resilient, Sustainable and Peaceful Society (UN SDGs 16 & 11)

DIGITAL COLLABORATIVE POLICING (DIGICOP) Our solution is to use AI technology to improve access to police for Ghana's 19 million mobile phone users. We built an A.I-powered Digital Police Officer – ‘DigiCop’ – which provides immediate and rapid police assistance, during both emergency and non-emergency situations. DigiCop works hand-in-hand with citizens to fight crimes (especially Gender-ba...
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DIGITAL COLLABORATIVE POLICING (DIGICOP) Our solution is to use AI technology to improve access to police for Ghana's 19 million mobile phone users. We built an A.I-powered Digital Police Officer – ‘DigiCop’ – which provides immediate and rapid police assistance, during both emergency and non-emergency situations. DigiCop works hand-in-hand with citizens to fight crimes (especially Gender-based Violence/GBV) and build a peaceful, resilient and sustainable society, in line with SDG 16 & SDG 11. DigiCop is a virtual chat app with a human personality (chatbot), which interacts autonomously with citizens in natural language. DigiCop is accessible via Facebook, WhatsApp and other digital channels. DigiCop easily scales i.e. it can engage millions of citizens concurrently and on-demand (24/7, 365 days/year), hence no queuing. CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT Citizens can digitally report incidents like rape, sexual abuses, trafficking, theft, bribery/corruption and police misconduct, as well as share anonymous tip-offs (whistleblowing). This emboldens crime victims and/or witnesses to fearlessly ‘speak up’ and seek closure, while expediting criminal investigations and promoting social accountability. Subscribing citizens would automatically receive critical, timely, life-saving security tips / alerts and human rights education from DigiCop. These should result in reduced crime, and ultimately, a safer, fairer Ghanaian society with stronger institutions, poised for steady economic growth
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Emergency Communication
  
Enabling Community and Connection
  

Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Focus Areas:

Response Technologies, Peace and Resilience, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Response Technologies, Peace and Resilience, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Gender-based Violence, Technology and Digital Inclusion & ConnectivitySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Ghana

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Key Partner
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Country Implemented In
$20,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

We are witnessing heightened extremism, conflict, trafficking and rights abuses all across the globe. In my country Ghana, the police-citizen ratio is 1:848, compared to the UN’s recommended 1:500, with a reported gap of 23,000 officers! There are alarmingly not enough law-enforcement agents to keep the estimated 30-million citizens appreciably safe. With increasing crime rate and under-resourced police units, peace, security & justice, and ultimately, economic growth, are under serious threat

Competitive Advantage

Essentially, this idea is a convergence between Digital Policing and Community-Oriented, Collaborative Policing. The Digital component comprises a cloud-based, chatting application that mimics human interactions. The A.I. technology allows DigiCop to answer questions, guide users through procedures/steps, as well as collect, provide and process information, without any human intervention. Citizens and Law-enforcement agencies alike would both receive timely, relevant information/intelligence electronically (E.g. text, images, videos), to act upon quickly. The Collaborative Policing component comprises the ability to crowdsource information from, and cross-pollinate the masses into the law enforcement framework. This is innovatively achieved by deploying DigiCop across several social/messaging channels, including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and SMS. These are platforms where large audiences already reside and are accustomed to. Thus no special devices and no separate installations are required. There is no training/learning curve for users, since interactions are primarily chat-driven. This unique approach lowers the barriers of adoption and makes this solution highly feasible and scalable. Moreover, data-driven insights would help to improve policing strategies, while building / restoring public confidence in law-enforcement agencies. With DigiCop, nations around the world should experience stronger, resilient institutions of peace / justice and truly-democratized economies

Milestone

Jun 2019
New Country Implemented In
Ghana
Dec 2018
Key Partnership