SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, 16 January 2018: PredPol, the market leader in predictive policing, announced on January 16th that it has been added to the prestigious GovTech100 list for the third consecutive year. The GovTech100 list was created by Government Technology magazine to recognize innovative technology companies making a meaningful impact on governmental operations.
“We are humbled by our inclusion on this list once again,” said Brian MacDonald, CEO of PredPol. “What it really recognizes is the outstanding work done by the police officers and sheriff’s deputies who use PredPol to help reduce crime rates and bring transparency to their patrol operations.”
PredPol uses machine learning and large datasets to predict where and when crimes are most likely to occur, using just three data points: type of crime, location of crime, and date/time of crime. The PredPol platform is available on the CJIS-compliant Microsoft Azure Government Cloud or as a self-hosted service for large national agencies.
PredPol uses no personally identifiable information and no demographic information, helping departments avoid the profiling and privacy concerns raised by similar technologies. As a leader in transparency, PredPol has published peer-reviewed studies of its effectiveness and has made its underlying algorithm available for public review.
“Law enforcement is one of the toughest professions in the world,” says MacDonald. “We’re proud to bring products to our customers that help make their jobs easier and keep our cities safe.”
Headquartered in the high-tech haven of Santa Cruz, California, PredPol services police departments and sheriff agencies around the United States as well as internationally. Founded in 2012, PredPol holds the only patents awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office for predictive policing. The company is privately held.