Predictive Policing Blog

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...

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: Patrol Status

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

"Just Driving Around" Isn't a Patrol Strategy

Here at PredPol we speak with dozens of Police Departments and Sheriff's Offices across the country every month. When we ask them what their patrol strategies are, we're usually told that it's left to their officers' or deputies' discretion. In other words, they don't have a set of tactical guidelines that tells their patrol team where to patrol...

Are Your Recruiting and Retention Strategies Working for You?

 As the job of law enforcement officers becomes increasingly complex, the adoption of emerging technology is essential to not only effectively delivering police services in an equitable and efficient manner, but in recruiting and retaining Millennial officers - especially since they make up a significant percentage of potential police...

Are You Holding Your Officers Accountable?

Holding your officers accountable. This may not be as easy as it seems. As a Chief or command officer you hope that your leadership style is one that breeds trust and respect within the department. This means not only making sure that officer morale is strong by rewarding a job well done and caring about your officers as individuals, but also...

Feature Spotlight: NEW! Custom Boxes

This month we are pleased to announce our newest feature, Custom Boxes!