As data quality is indispensable to business companies so is it to military or law enforcement agency. A Law Enforcement Agency (LEA)is any government firm responsible for implementing the law by responding to, detecting, and preventing crime.


The constitution and law dictate the main purpose of data collection of military/law enforcement agencies. But in practice, the organization collects mainly data, which they need to detect and investigate various offenses and offenders from the view of criminal law. Additionally, law enforcement agencies should have occurrence-based reporting systems, Record Management Systems, and details sharing tools that provide data on crime incidents, suspects, victims, and arrests.


In today’s world, many agencies are facing financial and staffing challenges. It is highly essential that law enforcement administrators continually grip data to improve and enlarge decision-making and maximize accessible resources. Some of the importance of high data quality to military/law enforcement agency are:




In this present day, law enforcement and public agencies use high quality and detailed data as fundamental for successful decision making. High data quality enables military/law enforcement agencies to make and achieve more informed decisions about courses of action because of the already evaluated data backing up its strategy.




High quality data helps to control the duration of accessibility of statistical facts. It cuts delay between the reference to which the information concerns and the data on which the information becomes available.




With high quality data, law/military enforcement agencies enable the conservation of resources. It helps to keep details regarding the crimes committed, victims, offenders, suspects, locations, nature of any injuries, and the property stolen, lost, or destroyed without wasting time and energy. It ensures accuracy; the degree to which the information rightly describes the occurrence reported and it’s the degree to which it meets clients’ actual needs.




High quality data extends beyond the firm usefulness and importance; it also encompasses the consumers’ satisfaction. It restores greater confidence in the peoples’ hearts as an assurance from the military/law enforcement agency that they can properly handle and maintain control over their personal information. They give information that is impartial and in a clear, outright, and well-documented manner.




Since all military/law enforcement information tends to receive captures at the crime scene or site of collection, high-quality data enables them to be accurate, absolute, and time-saving when the responding officer emissary initially records them. They get the best of information regarding a particular incident or investigation. Hence, it leads to increased productivity and reduced operational cost. The integrity of high-quality data helps to keep uncompromised information from corruption or falsification.



High quality data supplies information that is useful and available to its intended audience. Other departments can also reproduce it by using the documented methods, assumptions, and data sources to achieve comparable findings. High quality data reflects the availability and interpretability of statistical facts necessary to utilize the data appropriately.


Since low quality data is no data, the military/law enforcement agency should put more effort into achieving high quality data in their course of operation.



If you need help, iData is here! You can also check out the Getting Started with Data Quality  and Advancing Your Career in Data courses from the iData Quality Academy.

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