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S&T VALET Fact Sheet

The Visual Analytics Law Enforcement Toolkit (VALET) integrates large volumes of criminal, traffic and civil incident data into a single, interactive user interface to help law enforcement decision makers, analysts and officers identify crime trends and patterns, discover crime anomalies, and perform predictive crime analytics in order to assist in allocating law enforcement resources.

Developed by the Center for Visualization and Data Analytics, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence, VALET provides users with a visual display of multiple integrated crime datasets and a variety of crime analyses capabilities.

S&T GARI System Fact Sheet

Law enforcement officials in Indiana and Illinois are using the Gang Graffiti Automatic Recognition and Interpretation (GARI) system, developed by the Center for Visualization and Data Analytics, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence, to identify and track gang activity in their communities via mobile phones by identifying both graffiti and tattoos.


CINA develops strategies and solutions to enhance criminal network analysis, forensics, and investigative processes for on-the-ground use by agents and officers to counteract transnational crime.

S&T NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation

For NGFR’s last operational experiment, the program has partnered with Birmingham-area public safety agencies in a HAZMAT and Search and Rescue incident response resulting from an earthquake scenario. This OpEx is affiliated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 2019 Shaken Fury exercise hosted by FEMA and will focus on a simulated major earthquake in Memphis, Tennessee that will impact middle America including the state of Alabama. The OpEx is also an opportunity for Birmingham-area public safety agencies to enhance their mission capabilities in advance of the World Games which the city of Birmingham will host in June 2021.

S&T APCO 2019

APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo is the premier event for public safety communications officials, from frontline telecommunicators to comm center managers to public safety communications equipment and services vendors. DHS S&T will be in booth 659 to talk to you about DHS efforts to advance public safety communications.

S&T Will Be at FPS Wreath Laying Ceremony

DHS S&T will broadcast the Federal Protective Service (FPS) Wreath Laying ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. EDT to honor FPS fallen officers during Police Week 2019. All are welcome to watch the stream on the DHS S&T Periscope account @DHSSciTech.

S&T Automated Driver and Responder Alert System Operational Field Assessment Report

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder Technologies Division initiated a project with the goal of enhancing roadway safety for first responders. Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) developed the Automated Driver and Responder Alert System (ADRAS) prototype to assist in reaching this goal.


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