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Environmental Criminology (ECRI)
announces UK government National Crime Faculty purchase of Rigel geographic
(Friday 11th February, 2000, Vancouver,
BC)The National Crime Faculty, founded in 1995, is part of the
British Home Office providing a wide range of support for serious crime
investigations for all UK police agencies. This support includes psychological
profiling, crime analysis, linkage analysis for murder, rape and abduction, as
well as a geographic profiling services.
In addition, the NCF is creating a training
centre for European law enforcement agencies wishing to implement geographic
profiling within their own departments.
ECRI's geographic profiling system enables law
enforcement agencies to identify the residence of serial criminals and repeat
offenders, and help reduce the costs of criminal investigations.
With a second Rigel system, the NCF will
enhance the efforts of the Vancouver Police Department, the RCMP, the OPP, and
the US Department of Justice, in the provision of geographic profiling
services, and in the training of new geographic profilers and analysts.
"In many quarters, British policing is seen as
the best in the world," said Barry Dalziel, president and CEO of ECRI. "The NCF
works in close partnership with all police agencies in the UK promoting best
practices in crime investigations. Using Rigel, the geographic profiling
system, and developing a training program for European and UK police agencies,
the NCF will continue to advance the use of new methodologies and technologies
within the United Kingdom."
ECRI is a Vancouver based software company
providing products and services to law enforcement agencies around the