CSG Analysis is a police officer owned and -operated commercial research company which will launch in July, 2011.
CSG provides objective reports about the technologies used by law enforcement agencies and officers. CSG uses the same business model as that created and used by the industry analyst firm Securosis, and CSG has the same commitment to totally transparent research.
There is no charge to read or share our research, which is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. In this way, our reports will reach agencies large and small, regardless of budget.
For vendors, there is never a charge to brief us, and never a charge to be included in our research.
We make our money selling reprints of our work to be used commercially, and in providing consulting services to law enforcement technology manufacturers (vendors) and police agencies.
We do not endorse specific vendors or products. Even if you pay us.
Our analysts and principals are subject matter experts who are current or retired police officers, analysts or administrators.
In plain English, CSG produces research reports that examine products being sold to police agencies and to cops. What is known about the manufacturer? How does the product work? How much does it cost – to buy, and to own? What competition does it have? How does this product stand up comparatively to other offerings? With what other products do they integrate, and how? Will we be locked into the vendor for support? What is the cost – financial and organizational – of migration?
In the coming weeks, we will launch the first reports on CSG. We hope you find them useful, informative and educational.