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Vermont State Police to increase use of data

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State Police is in the process of expanding its use of information as a way to improve its services.

Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, who oversees the State Police, says the increased use of information and data is the best way to ensure the police can provide the best services in times of increased demand and ongoing budget pressures.

Flynn says that in 2013, state police troopers drove 6.6 million miles and responded to just under 58,000 calls for service. He expects both numbers to go up this year.

He says increasing the ability to share information will help troopers in the field and tracking outcomes will enable police to know how well their programs are working.

He says the key is "good, reliable data."

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