Getting the Right Tools in the Hands of Law Enforcement
By Dave Brant
Former Director of NCIS
For over 40 years, I’ve had the honor to be directly or indirectly part of the Law Enforcement profession. I began as a uniformed patrol officer during the mid 1970’s in Miami, Florida. This was followed by 21 years as a special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and then 8 more years as the NCIS Director. More recently, I had the honor to serve as the Executive Director of the first ever National Law Enforcement Museum, which opened in October 2017.
No matter the position I’ve held, I have always been inspired by the deeper mission that drives the Law Enforcement (LE) community. It’s the critical resource that helps maintain the freedoms we all enjoy. And most importantly, it keeps our families and communities safe.
Law Enforcement Technology
Throughout my career, I have become particularly passionate about LE technology. I want all LE professionals to have the best tools available, so that they can all accomplish their missions as safely as possible. Specifically, the technology needs to work for everyone on the team. Everyone from the patrol officer, the “street agent,” detective, counterterrorism or counterintelligence analyst, first level supervisor, task force supervisor, all the way up to the chief executive. They all need easy access to reliable information to succeed.
Challenges Using Many Different Systems
Unfortunately, this is an extremely challenging task. Especially considering the limited budgets of most public safety departments. I have had first hand experience with many different LE softwares. Most serve one specific purpose. As a result, departments will need to deploy several different systems made by separate companies to have all the functionality they need. This can be quite inefficient, not to mention extremely expensive.
The Case for Kaseware
This is why I was completely blown away when I first saw Kaseware’s platform. I had never seen a platform as comprehensive and economical. Kaseware lets you use just one single system for all levels of the organization. Its advanced capabilities include computer aided dispatch (CAD), records management (RMS), case management, incident management, information sharing, as well as graphical and data analysis.
Built By Law Enforcement
This is what I believe differentiates Kaseware. Firstly, it’s a tool built by law enforcement “operators” who not only understand mission, but have also lived the mission. And secondly, they built every aspect of their tool to support the mission. Looking back over my long law enforcement career, I would have been much more successful had Kaseware existed.
It would have been incredibly helpful in solving investigations, sharing information, identifying leads and tracking resources as well as organization priorities. In short, it would have helped me simply “connect the dots.”
Kaseware’s New Chief Strategy Officer
From the moment I saw Kaseware, I knew how powerful it could be. As a result, I eagerly joined Kaseware’s advisory board in early 2017. Since then, I’ve been thrilled with everything they’ve accomplished in the last two years. This made it incredibly easy to accept Kaseware’s recent offer to serve as their Chief Strategy Officer.
It is truly an honor to be in a position to bring an incredible technology to as many professionals as possible. In addition to law enforcement, Kaseware is also ideal for corporate security, private investigators, intelligence analysts, NGOs and anyone conducting investigations worldwide. Looking forward to a great rest of 2019!
Dave L. Brant, former director of NCIS and Kaseware’s new Chief Strategy Officer.
Looking back over my long law enforcement career, I would have been much more successful had Kaseware existed.
Shortly before retiring as NCIS Director, Brant was asked to guest star in one episode of the famed CBS television show NCIS.