9 September 2022
OPPSCIENCE TAKES PART IN THE I-POLICE PROJECT, THE DIGITAL REFORM OF BELGIAN POLICE FORCES
OPPSCIENCE has provided Belgian law enforcement with Intelligence Analysis Management (I.A.M.) technologies, enabling mass data analysis and investigation management. The Belgian digitization reform has cost almost 300 million euros and should be completed by the end of 2025.
The reform of the Belgian police began in the early 1990s, when police departments started using computer systems. Although communally linked to a national database, each one of the 185 local police forces have their own system. The federal police, different from local police, uses a different process, which is why in May 2016, the Michel I Government announced the “I-Police” project.
This mega-contract was awarded to a consortium including the French consultant for defense and security, Sopra Steria, in partnership with KPMG, Microsoft, and OPPSCIENCE. The first pilot projects are currently underway, and the switchover process should be finalized by the end of 2025.
WHAT WILL OPPSCIENCE BRING TO THE I-POLICE PROJECT?
OPPSCIENCE will bring its specialized capabilities in:
- Intelligence Analysis Management (I.A.M.), the data and knowledge management ecosystem.
- Automatic Natural Language Processing (NLP).
These technical capabilities focus on the Neuradata platform, which allows the integration and processing of large volumes of structured and unstructured data. This makes it possible to convert a multitude of chaotic data into organized information and generate knowledge that can be used by the Belgian police forces.
1. Centralize large volumes of data and manage information securely
The 80 applications used by the Belgian police will be replaced by a single, central system, which will process all files. The system will automatically scan other databases such as the national register, DIV, and justice databases. OPPSCIENCE’s IAM will cross-reference the data that contains reports, camera images, photos, fingerprints, and/or other documents, making it easier to identify criminals. Security measures will be in place in order to guarantee the protection of privacy.
2. Contextualize information and extract relevant and accurate knowledge from it
Time and information are two of the most valuable resources that help increase the efficiency of investigative work. Law enforcement agents must react quickly to complex situations. Neuradata facilitates the analysis of facts and supports decision-making with reliable information. It is not simply a question of centralizing data and extracting information, but of transcribing it in functional, intuitive, and easy-to-understand knowledge.
OPPSCIENCE’s NLP capabilities gather information and automatically organize its meaning into context.
The aim of this project is to make the Belgian police one of the most efficient forces in Europe in terms of data governance. The ambition of the I-Police project is to create a multifunctional tool that assists security services to combat current threats and any future developments.
OPPSCIENCE is a major French platform editor in the field of Big Data. It creates solutions to transform scattered information into relevant knowledge, accessible to users from a single-entry point in a few simple and intuitive steps. For this, the company has created two tools: the Neuradata platform and the Spectra application. They are equipped with a set of state-of-the-art technologies capable of processing the knowledge extracted from the analysis of Big Data.
Its dynamic expert teams have made OPPSCIENCE a leading company in the field of IAM. They have created high-performance, intuitive and top-of-the-range solutions. OPPSCIENCE’s objective is to help users make better decisions at critical times by providing them with contextualized and operational knowledge.
These simple and elegant solutions already provide a pleasant user experience to more than 300,000 customers.