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TCPD Wins Smart City Innovation Award for WORK SMART Platform

* The Taipei City Police Department (TCPD) won an award in the governmental innovative applications category of the 2019 Smart City Innovation Application Awards for its innovative WORK SMART Platform. The app was exhibited at the Smart City Summit & Expo held at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall between March 26 and 29. The award was presented by Vice-President Chen Chien-jen.

TCPD Commissioner Chen Jia-chang pointed out that the agency has developed a series of applications that aim to alleviate the workload of grassroots officers and follow the Integrate AI Into Our Work policy of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je.

These police applications include electronic systems for work registration, patrol box forms, routine spot checks, and road checks, as well as an app for citizens’ reports on traffic violations. The TCPD is the first police department in Taiwan to have such systems.

Police officers also carry a set of portable tools known as m-Police and consisting of mobile devices, Bluetooth printers, etc. The goal is that the police should not just “Work Hard” but also “Work Smart.”

At this stage, the TCPD has completed the architecture for various basic information systems, and the databases within those have been filled and now feed into the law enforcement and criminal investigation platforms.

For instance, it is now possible to quickly provide analytical data such as case types, vehicle license plate information, citizens’ traffic violation reports to support routine spot checks and criminal investigations, which helps increase the speed and volume of cases handled.

The TCPD uses big data and artificial intelligence technologies to fight new types of crime with new types of investigation and law enforcement to keep Taipei the safe city it is.