INTRASOFT, November 2016
The Public Portal is a web portal that serves as a registration and promotion and interaction tool enabling the bi-directional communication between the stakeholders of the INSPEC2T Platform. More specifically the Public Portal offers a web environment which supports the citizen web users (both registered and anonymous) throughout the various activities of Community Policing (CP) by providing support for information provision, incident reporting, participation in communities and community engagement, as well as general CP information.
The main functionalities offered by the Public Portal are the following:
- Incident reporting
The citizens can report an incident that they have witnessed using a user friendly web environment. They provide structured information about the place, the location, the involved people and other information on the incident. They can also provide audiovisual material related to the incident. All information that is provided is instantly processed by the backend platform and is being forwarded to the Secure Portal for decision making. All sensitive information that is submitted is confidential and no information is provided to the public, unless the LEA decides to do so.
- Participation in communities
Both citizens and community police can participate in communities in order to discuss and exchange information and organize various social activities which will enhance the community engagement. The communities include geographical communities (i.e. people that belong to the same geographical area) as well as virtual communities (i.e. communities that share a common feature). The participation in communities can be free and open for the public communities, but also restricted and confidential for the private communities.
- Maintenance of a personal account
Each user owns a personal account where they can define their personal information, their participation in communities as well as do other configuration such as enabling notifications, etc.
- Other functionalities
The Public Portal provides a semantic search engine in order to enable the end users to search and retrieve information. It also provides authoring tools such as commenting and rating content using a multilingual environment.