Peregrine’s commitment to 90-day deployment

Aakash Pattabi

March 13, 2023

Deploy Peregrine within 90 days and empower everyone in your department to make better decisions in every high leverage moment.

Peregrine’s commitment to 90-day deployment

Public safety agencies need speed to value whenever they invest in a new technology, but over-budget, lengthy technology deployments are all too common within state and local governments.

Peregrine is designed from the ground up to be deployed and deliver value quickly. Within 90 days, your teams will be able to use our platform to make better decisions. Whether you’re looking to empower Command Staff with accurate data on violent crime trends to better set department-level priorities, give patrol officers confidence during every interaction they have with members of the communities, or supercharge investigators’ ability to formulate hypotheses, connect the dots between disparate data sources, and ultimately solve cases, Peregrine will meet your needs — fast.

In order to reduce our time to value to 90 days or less, we focus on two parallel tracks during deployment: technology and training.

A dynamic and flexible data model built for usability

We are uniquely able to deploy with such speed and quality because of our dynamic data model and proprietary tooling. Before we dive into the details, it’s important to know what a data model is.

Think of a data model as a digital blueprint of the world, containing all the objects — People, Places, and Things — your staff analyzes and connects when they run a search, produce a report, or respond to a call for service. Objects can originate or exist in multiple systems. For example, People can be in a record management system (RMS), a citation system, and a warrant service system. The same is true of Places and Things — a vehicle could exist in a police report, the local DMV database, and in a 911 call transcript within a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system.

In a data model, you can think of each object as a collection of attributes. For example, you might want to capture the fact that a specific vehicle is of a particular make, model, and year. If an investigator is looking for a particular vehicle involved in a crime, or if leadership wants to understand the most frequently stolen vehicles, vehicles must be categorized and understood with these specific attributes and more. You can’t answer common questions in law enforcement like “What are the most commonly stolen vehicles” without this data.

How the data model enables fast deployment

Implementation begins with our experienced implementation team — specializing in software engineering, product development, user engagement, and training — accessing your department’s systems. The lift on your IT department is minimal. After our team receives login credentials, we manage everything.

Our cloud-native platform built on AWS is CJIS compliant, with multi-layered, end-to-end security controls, so that public safety agencies can be sure their data is safe from external intrusions and appropriately accessed and actioned only by agency authorized personnel.

We have deep expertise working with public safety agencies of all stripes. Our team understands the systems you are integrating into Peregrine, and it’s likely we’ve worked with them before. We know how the “objects” relate to one other in the real world, and we know how to work with your team to configure the platform in a way that aligns with the daily realities of your users — from Chiefs of Police to detectives, from analysts to patrol, and everyone in between.

That knowledge is baked into our dynamic data model. We call it “the smart default for public safety,” because our data model was built with an understanding of how everyone within public safety agencies works and how they interact with data. The data model has predefined objects, characterizations, and attributes of those objects.

The real value is how Peregrine connects data — we use smart, configurable heuristics to automatically link objects across multiple systems together to provide users with the context and information they need to make better decisions.

Let’s use vehicles as an example of how objects can be brought together.

Peregrine can link data generated from automated license plate readers (ALPR) to BOLO data, enabling agencies to both quickly identify the location of a vehicle and give responding officers all the context they need — information from the BOLO — to ensure they’re safe during any encounter.

By leveraging connections and insights derived from the links between objects across siloed systems, Peregrine is your entire department’s decision infrastructure. Everyone at all levels can find facts that were previously unattainable and use Peregrine to make better choices in the moments that matter most.

The specificity and intentionality behind the data model drives quick deployment and value. On day one, instead of having to spend months looking at an agency’s systems and how their data is generated, we can immediately improve the usefulness of most of their data by integrating, transforming, and modeling it within the platform to immediately surface links between siloed data across disparate systems — like the BOLO and ALPR example.

Upon deployment, our data model will automatically make links we know to be common within public safety, just like we can easily correlate data with specific objects, attributes, and characteristics known within the public safety domain. And as we manage new use cases and new linkages between objects, our experience and knowledge further refines the data model — meaning every customer is deriving immediate value from all use cases built into the platform.

To further increase speed to value, we treat data integration as a first-class problem. Data integration or migration is, in many ways, the starting line. Expensive, slow, or incomplete data migration prevents technology from ever getting off the ground and used by department personnel to create value.

But basic failures are all too common for public safety agencies, and it should be an unacceptable status quo.

To address these problems, Peregrine has built internal, proprietary tools to make it easy to securely move, model, and link data between disparate source systems. For example, Peregrine team members can integrate entire RMS and CAD systems on-site in a matter of days — not weeks or months — side-by-side with your experts as soon as we have IT access.

And if your team has a use case that requires unique links between objects, we don’t need new code or a massive data migration team of engineers to spend months building pipelines from scratch. Instead, we can easily configure the heuristics in the platform to do whatever you need, because of the substantial, upfront investment we’ve made in data migration and integration tools.

The result? Peregrine can do in hours or days what takes other organizations months.

Curated training for personnel at every level

In the first 90 days, we pair our cutting-edge data modeling technology with curated, flexible training that’s unique for each of our customers. Training – from the very basics to advanced workshops for power users – are also available on an ongoing basis.

When the integration process begins, our training team works with every customer to build a training schedule that aligns with their needs – in-person or virtually. The schedule is crafted based on a department’s goals, which roles or personnel will be using Peregrine, and how they plan to leverage Peregrine to empower their personnel to make better decisions throughout the course of their day-to-day work.

At its core, Peregrine is designed to be used by all agency personal and our training mirrors that. Whether we are showing patrol officers how to quickly perform person or premise history searches on the Peregrine mobile app, demonstrating to investigators how to build networks between previously unconnected data or coaching analysts to modernize their department’s CompStat meeting for command staff, every training is hands-on and based on actual workflows. We use our customer’s own data during the trainings, so personnel can gain true value and experience with Peregrine from the first moment of the first session.

The subsequent trainings we develop are continuously optimized based on feedback and usage. After deployment, ongoing education for the aspects of the platform department personnel are using most frequently ensures they become experts in the most common ways they use Peregrine in the course of their day-to-day work.

Stop suffering from over budget, delayed technology departments. Start making better decisions with Peregrine in 90 days.

About Aakash Pattabi

Aakash Pattabi is the Deployment Team Lead at Peregrine, where he's led successful Peregrine platform implementations for several of Peregrine’s municipal law enforcement agency customers. Prior to joining Peregrine, he worked for BCG Digital Ventures, designing new software products for Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare and financial services spaces. He also has extensive experience working with public sector data at USAFacts and the Partnership for Public Service. A Stanford University alumnus, Aakash holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Master of Science degree in computer science, with a specialization in artificial intelligence.

Better, faster
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Better, faster
in 90 days