The North Bay Police Service is teaming up with a Nipissing University Masters student who will be looking at finding different ways for the local police to look at their data.
Scott Tod, North Bay’s Police Chief, says the student will be looking at their data relating to service response along with internal data on the movement of officers throughout the community.
“They suggested that there could be an alternative or a different way to look at our data and after meeting with them we decided we would enter into a project with Nipissing University and provide data to the university student who is completing a masters project,” said Tod after Tuesday’s Police Board Meeting.
“We hope it will provide us a different way to look at our data and how we respond to calls for service in the community, how we travel throughout the community when we are not responding to calls for service or some of the potential opportunities we have to prevent crime or identify crime as it occurs.”
Tod believes it will give them a unique perspective.
“Rather than being so monolithic and looking at one crime as it occurs, there’s an opportunity to look at what other variables and things that are occurring as we are responding to crime," he said.
“I would like to say that it is complex but when we speak to people from Nipissing University they break it down into simple chunks which I can understand.”
Tod expects all the Nipissing University information to be revealed to the police by the summer of 2020.