It’s a tough challenge for law enforcement worldwide. Severe spending cuts mean budgets are getting tighter and resources scarcer. Yet, they are expected to deal with these cuts and still deliver an equal if not higher level of service than before. So how do they address the challenge? Part of the answer lies within the very heart of the agency itself – the data they hold. In combatting the impact of the cuts, the variety of data that law enforcement is required to hold; from crime records to number plate recognition data to HR and Training records – could potentially be their greatest asset. If this disparate data is combined and analysed effectively it can unlock the insight forces need to achieve the efficiencies required of them.