July 21, 2023
“We are humbled to have our Police Smart Card chosen to be profiled in RTI International’s Landscape Study,” said Jim Kinsey, CEO of Global Accountability Corp. (GAC). The patented secure identity card features both Near Field Communication (NFC) and quick response (QR) technologies as well as a built-in survey feature set that provides critical de-escalation tools for law enforcement. Further, it provides an immediate and measurable means for positive validation for law enforcement officers with the survey feature at a critical time where tensions are high and morale is low in police departments across the country. “The technology we created was in response to the need we have, as a society, to preserve trust, transparency and the integrity of law enforcement engaging with our community,” Kinsey added.
The study title is “Measuring Community Sentiment and Perceptions of Safety and Law Enforcement Performance.” It was authored by the non-profit group RTI International from Innovation Advisors and the Applied Justice Research Division. They are directly supported by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice. Read this landscape study here:
In terms of its application, officers present their Police Smart Card, to a citizen for them to ‘tap’ the card with their smartphone and receive the officer’s full badge number, profile and contact information – including their supervisor’s information too. Once the citizen downloads the officer’s vCard, with the incident report number attached, they have the opportunity to leave a survey detailing their experience. With the release of GAC’s Global Admin Panel, departments have the ability to collect data analytics in real-time and identify opportunities for improvement. Regardless, communication and transparency are improved.
“We look forward to seeing how our technology can have a measurable impact for law enforcement and our communities as well as how we can evolve to meet their changing needs,” Kinsey stated. GAC is a privately held corporation founded in Missoula, Montana in 2020.