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Predictive Policing and Crime Displacement

The Myth of Crime Displacement

This post addresses the myth of crime displacement, which simply describes the expectation that crime moves from one area to another due to police prevention efforts.

PredPol Honored to Present at NOBLE Conference

PredPol's Dr. Jeff Brantingham was honored to present on PredPol and predictive policing at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) National Conference this week in Michigan. The 38th annual conference, held this year in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has featured a number of outstanding speakers and events. To learn more...

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner Highlights PredPol Usage

Posted on May 21, 2014 9:40:58 AM in Dr. George Mohler, Dr. Jeff Brantingham, Predictive Policing, PredPol, Press

In the latest issue of Police Chief Magazine, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner co-authored an article about his department's innovative use of PredPol - and how predictive policing has reduced crime in Atlanta. The story is below - for the complete link click here. We pride ourselves on being a department that is not satisfied with the...

LAPD Pacific Div. Creatively Deploys PredPol

The Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division, @LAPDPacific has taken a creative way of using PredPol's predictive policing boxes - they are tweeting some of them throughout the day. In fact, LAPD Pacific has been posting photos of the locations or officers working in the predictive policing boxes. In addition, LAPD Pacific has been posting...

LAPD Division Credits PredPol for No Crime Day

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 9:26:42 PM in Dr. Jeff Brantingham, Los Angeles Police, Predictive Policing, PredPol, UCLA

From NBC Los Angeles: Story can be found here

PredPol Partners LAPD-Foothill Records Day Without Crime!

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 2:47:31 PM in Dr. Jeff Brantingham, LAPD, Los Angeles Police, Predictive Policing, PredPol

Early PredPol adopters Los Angeles Police (Foothill Division) recorded a day without reported crime - the first known instance of such an event. The following comes from the LAPD Media Advisory:

PredPol Featured on NBC Chicago

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 9:39:17 AM in Dr. Jeff Brantingham, Los Angeles Police, Predictive Policing, PredPol, UCLA

Story by: Phil Rodgers

Computerworld Magazine Highlights PredPol Successes

ComputerWorld Magazine just published a great article on predictive policing and PredPol's role. Here is an excerpt:

Wall Street Journal Features PredPol - Arrests Made During Ride-Along

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 12:00:10 PM in Dr. Jeff Brantingham, Los Angeles Police, Predictive Policing, PredPol

The Wall Street Journal did a ride-along with Los Angeles Police to learn more about the predictive policing program PredPol. During the ride, in the predicted zones, two arrests were made. Check out the video here:

Government Technology Magazine Features PredPol Deployment in Tacoma

The most recent issue of Government Technology Magazine highlighted the success of PredPol's predictive policing software in deployments in Tacoma, Washington and Santa Cruz, CA. The article, Predicting the Epicenter of Crime: Analytics Tool Cuts Crime Rates, explained how PredPol works and how it is being deployed in the field. Here is the...


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