The Watch Center provides Event Deconfliction services through the Case Explorer
Deconfliction System. This system allows law enforcement agencies throughout the
W/B HIDTA region to submit information about planned events such as surveillance
operations, buy bust operations or the execution of search and seizure warrants.
This system is an effective tool for reducing the dangers that high risk events
pose to both law enforcement personnel and the general public. The information is
entered into the Case Explorer by either the W/B HIDTA analyst or the operators
in the field and will alert anyone involved to possible operational conflicts with
other known high risk events that exist within a certain geographic proximity. Event
details and operational plans are held in strict confidence and are used only to
identify operational and or case/subject conflicts.
The Case Explorer System provides Case/Subject Deconfliction to its participating
agencies. This means that it identifies common entities shared by cases that have
been entered into the Case Explorer system. These entities include People, Places,
Things, Vehicles and Weapons. The Case Explorer System achieves this by recognizing
the common entities in different cases and creating a “Match Report” which is sent
by email to those involved.