The Complete Eyewitness Platform for Large Emergency EventsLEEDIR

The Complete Eyewitness Platform for Large Emergency EventsLEEDIR (Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository) is an eyewitness photo and video platform that can be activated for FREE by law enforcement and relief agencies during a major emergency event. Immediately after activation, the LEEDIR iPhone app, Android app and website are available to receive uploads from citizens. The administrative media management/analysis interfaces for participating agencies are also made available. Expandable cloud server infrastructure is launched and ready to process virtually unlimited amounts of photo and video submissions.About LEEDIR: A public and private sector partnership to enhance the safety of American Citizens Immediately following the bombings at the Boston Marathon, law enforcement requested the public to submit eyewitness pictures and videos to assist in the investigation. The public’s response was overwhelming – with thousands of valuable pictures and videos being submitted. However, law enforcement agencies were not able to quickly analyze this important information – as their server infrastructure couldn’t handle the volume of submissions. In order to address this issue (i.e., highly scalable server infrastructure to handle extremely large volumes), as well as enable the (i) transfer of large size files (often blocked by email systems), (ii) collaborative analysis, (iii) automatic video transcoding, (iv) cloud storage and (v) managerial/curation tools, a private sector solution was sought.The LEEDIR platform was conceptualized by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department when the value of eyewitness information was realized in helping solve crimes and informing disaster response. The LASD brought together industry leading eyewitness and infrastructure technology companies, CitizenGlobal and Amazon Web Services, to help launch the LEEDIR platform. LEEDIR is now available to all law enforcement and relief agencies around the US.CitizenGlobal is providing its state-of-the-art eyewitness platform, empowering agencies to collect, analyze and manage real-time eyewitnesses photos and videos, including GPS information.Amazon Web Services (AWS) is providing the IT Infrastructure that will enable this Digital Information Repository of critical eyewitness content related to large scale, major emergency events.Find out how you can bring this crowdsourcing technology into your own community to empower your citizens in order to help improve public safety.