Predictive Policing Blog

Are We at a Tipping Point in Police-Community Relations?

George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis was nothing less than a tragedy and a breakdown of the social contract between the protector and the protected. We know, as a nation, that far too many similar tragedies pervade our country’s history. Yet despite the increased recent attention on policing procedures since the death of Michael Brown in...

Policing in the Time of Covid-19

Law enforcement patrol operations are based to a large degree on habit. Criminals tend to operate in zones where they feel comfortable, where the rewards outweigh the risks. The well-established criminological theory of repeat and near-repeat behavior confirms this across different crime types, from burglaries to vehicle crimes to violent crime.

PredPol and Community Policing

The term "community policing" has been around for a while, at least since the 1980s. There have been a number of definitions over the years, but most of them reflect a similar theme. We can start with the US Department of Justice's working definition: 

"Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that supportthe...

Feature Spotlight: NEW Patrol Heat Map!

PredPol has made some significant new changes to our Patrol Heat Map feature. We have improved the color display scheme, added the ability to view the data underlying the boxes, and provided the capability to download box patrol data.  

PredPol Named to GovTech100 List for 5th Straight Year

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, 7 January 2020: PredPol, the market leader in predictive policing and patrol operations management, announced on January 7th that it has been added to the prestigious GovTech100 list for the fifth consecutive year. The GovTech100 list was created by Government Technology magazine to recognize innovative technology...

NEW Feature Spotlight - Mission Calendars

This month PredPol released a new update to our Patrol Operations Management solution! You are now able to have an overview of all scheduled missions! Our Missions feature now shows the scheduled patrol missions by shift in an easy-to-digest calendar view by month. You can see two years of missions history by month as well.

NEW Feature Spotlight: Interactive Map - Points of Interest Search & More!

This month PredPol has made several exciting new updates to our Patrol Operations Management solution! You are now able to display specific points of interest (like ATMs or liquor stores) on the map, alongside our other features. The Patrol Area selector has been redesigned for an improved user experience and we've improved the Event History...

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Agency's Data?

It's no secret that community expectations of law enforcement are rising. Yet, many agencies are dealing with budget constraints and recruiting difficulties, which really brings new meaning to the phrase "do more with less". When it comes to optimizing your agencies' resources, your RMS and CAD data is a great place to start.

NEW Feature Spotlight: Dosage Flags

This month PredPol has a couple of new feature updates, making our patrol operations management features more robust! We now provide dosage flags giving you a quick and easy way to see if your PredPol boxes have been dosed during a given shift. You also now have the ability to toggle between today and yesterday's prediction boxes on the main...

NEW Feature Spotlight: Patrol Status

This month we are pleased to announce our newest feature, Patrol Status!