West Valley Information Sharing Enterprise

Project Dates: 
2005-2006

West Valley Information Sharing Enterprise (WISE) Needs Assessment included focus groups with patrol, investigators, command staff, chiefs, and crime analysts from 12 agencies across Maricopa County.

The West Valley Information Sharing Enterprise (WISE), is a group of 10 law enforcement agencies within Maricopa County, Arizona, that is attempting to build an infrastructure for sharing information and data. These agencies share a common vision for increased efficiencies and performance through the sharing of accurate and reliable information. In November 2005, the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at Arizona State University was contracted to conduct a needs assessment for implementing WISE. Our work with WISE is intended to foster dialogue toward the creation of a strategic plan for building the required infrastructure for information sharing.

Research Staff

Charles M. Katz, Ph.D.
Steve Ballance, MA
David Choate, MA
Steve Schnebly, Ph.D.
Susan Dietrich, Ph.D.

Documents

Katz, Charles, Balance, S., Choate, D., Uchida, C., and Solomon, S. (2006). Needs assessment on information sharing among west valley police agencies. Arizona State University: Phoenix, AZ.

Schnebly, S. Balance, S., Katz, C. (2006). Data sharing between the police and the public: Citizen needs for information on neighborhood crime, terrorism and emergency planning and response. Arizona State University: Phoenix, AZ.

Katz, C. (2006). Summary of WISE needs assessment project. Presented on the WISE Advisory Committee on August 17, 2006, Glendale, Arizona.

Dietrich, S. (2006). West Valley Information Sharing Enterprise Data Dictionary product Summary. Arizona State University: Phoenix, AZ.