Pitney Bowes MapInfo appoints Policing and Crime Analysis Strategic Industry Manager for EMEA

Pitney Bowes MapInfo appoints Policing and Crime Analysis Strategic Industry Manager for EMEA

Head of Profession for Analysis for Greater Manchester Police moves into newly created public sector role with the world’s leading location intelligence specialists

Windsor – Pitney Bowes Inc. today announces the appointment of Ian Broadbent as EMEA Strategic Industry Manager for Policing and Crime Analysis, based at Pitney Bowes MapInfo in Windsor.

In recognition of the burgeoning need for effective location-based crime analysis solutions across EMEA, Pitney Bowes MapInfo has created a new role within its established public sector division with this strategically critical appointment. Reporting to Steven Feldman, Director of Business Development EMEA, Broadbent is charged with establishing the Policing and Crime Analysis division with core focus on driving adoption of organisation-wide location intelligence solutions and enabling the sharing and analysis of crime data across forces and borders.

Broadbent brings almost 20 years of senior-level crime analysis expertise from West Midlands, Staffordshire and latterly the Greater Manchester Police forces to provide unprecedented knowledge of analytical processes and products from a user perspective. He held responsibility for the development of research and analysis at a local and force level within Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and previously with Staffordshire Police, where his remit included the provision of consultancy and briefings to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and Divisional Commands on volume crime and serious and organised crime analytics and processes.

“Ian’s appointment marks a significant milestone in our strategy to establish valued and critical partnerships with police forces across Europe,” says Feldman.

“Policing challenges continue to grow across EMEA with broadly similar societal and cultural factors impacting all of our communities. Pitney Bowes MapInfo empowers law-enforcement organisations to deal proactively with serious and organised crime and terrorist activity whilst also assisting local bodies to understand and respond to the nature and scale of crime in their neighbourhoods. As a seasoned crime analyst, Ian understands better than most the value of location intelligence in effective policing, and we’re extremely pleased to have him on the team.”

Commenting on his appointment, Broadbent says: “With over sixteen years in public service working for the Police, I have an in-depth understanding of policing and the issues it faces. I’m delighted to be on board with Pitney Bowes MapInfo; it has grown its crime analysis product and services portfolio exponentially in recent years and works with some of the most progressive forces in the country. It is without doubt the best-placed location intelligence organisation to partner with police forces to help them to meet the challenges facing modern day policing.”