Award recognizes innovative use of automated license plate recognition, facial recognition and/or ballistics analysis/firearms mapping technology

LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 23, 2018Vigilant Solutions – an AI and data analytics company – is now accepting nominations for the Vigilant Communities Award, recognizing innovative use of automated license plate recognition (ALPR), facial recognition and/or ballistics analysis/firearms mapping technology by law enforcement agencies to keep communities safe. Up to three agency winners will be selected, and each will receive a donation of $2,000 to the agency’s Fallen Officer Fund or another charity of their choice.

“The dedicated men and women who serve in law enforcement deserve every advantage to ensure officer safety and reduce crime,” said Shawn Smith, Founder and President of Vigilant Solutions. “We are honored to recognize agencies with this award who use the most innovative technologies to achieve their mission to protect communities.”

All U.S. law enforcement agencies utilizing ALPR, facial recognition and/or ballistics analysis/firearms mapping are eligible, and agencies may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another agency. Nomination forms are due by September 7, 2018 at 11:59pm PST, and a final selection will be made by September 21, 2018. The winning agency will be notified directly, with an official presentation of the award to take place at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., October 6-9, 2018.

For more information about the Vigilant Communities Award, please visit

Susan Crandall
Susan brings over 15 years of business experience in the data and technology field, holding leadership roles in business development, product development, market strategy and marketing. As the Vice President of Marketing and Legislative Affairs, Susan is responsible for the VaaS global brand, public relations and communications strategy. Additionally, she will support Vigilant Solutions and DRN in their continuing efforts to help customers and partners navigate the legislative landscape to ensure the continued safe and responsible use of data.
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