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Police clicking into crimes using new software

Harvard students’ software seeks to help police dismantle networks

At a recent intelligence briefing in Springfield, State Trooper Stephen Gregorczyk learned that a local drug dealer had been robbed and was looking for revenge. Knowing little about the dealer, Gregorczyk turned to a new software tool that gathers all intelligence and background information about a suspect onto a single platform.

“I walked back to my desk,” he said, “typed in the name, and boom:” Every known location for the dealer, every brush with law enforcement, and every person ever linked to him popped up in one neat view on Gregorczyk’s computer screen.

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