With the wealth of data available to today's police departments, it's feasible to improve police fleet management in concrete and measurable ways that can help directly impact public safety outcomes.
The ability to track and analyze usage data can create operational efficiencies, with some agencies reducing insurance liability considerably.
Here are some of the technologies and tools police departments can use to leverage data for their fleets:
- Monitoring technology can help you observe vehicle performance and collect various important metrics to help reduce costs, improve safety and prolong the life of vehicles. GPS fleet tracking software uses preventative maintenance to identify behaviors and conditions (such as harsh driving) that lead to damage and generate alerts whenever they happen. This allows you to anticipate the damage before it happens and make adjustments to help alleviate future issues.
- You can geolocate vehicles in near real time with telematics and GPS tracking, gaining visibility of your entire fleet and allowing you to reroute vehicles to improve responsiveness, enhance police officer safety and save time, fuel and costs.
- You can comply with requirements (such as electronic log requirements according to hours of service) by receiving automated alerts when drivers are approaching their limits as identified by predictive maintenance software.
Not sure where to start with smart police fleet management? Verizon's range of fleet management solutions leverage technology like telematics, vehicle diagnostics and artificial intelligence to help police departments manage their vehicles more efficiently, cost-effectively and safely. Learn more about how telematics can help improve fleet management.