Predictive Policing Blog

PredPol's New Expanded Analytics Dashboard is Here!

We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our processes and product. Here’s a rundown of all the changes we’ve made in an effort to give you, our police and security partners, a better PredPol experience.

PredPol Named to GovTech100 List for 4th Straight Year

Open Up Your Own Data With PredPol's NEW APIs

PredPol recently released our developer APIs and we’re very excited about it. API is a computer-speak acronym that means “application program interface.” In layman’s terms, an API is a software service that lets different applications share data with each other securely. This is a major step for PredPol as we evolve into becoming a broad law...

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...

So You Think You Can Build Your Own Predictive Policing Platform?

The use of proactive police patrols to deter crime in targeted areas is a core concept of police operations. The reasoning behind this is that the presence of a police officer increases the risk for a potential offender and therefore has a deterrent effect. Predictive policing is simply the use of data analytics to make patrol recommendations that...

Feature Spotlight: NEW! Custom Boxes

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

Managing Culture Change in Law Enforcement

With the advent of new technology, law enforcement seems to be at a bit of a crossroads. Some traditional practices of policing are being disrupted. New tools and new tech are forcing most departments to change the way they police, with chiefs and command staff leading the charge. Changing a culture within a department is a challenge new chiefs...

October Feature Spotlight: Crime Audit Report

This our monthly feature spotlight blog series! Each post will include a brief overview of a specific PredPol feature. We will cover the benefits of using the feature and how it works. This month we'll take a look at the Crime Audit Report. If you would like to see last month's feature spotlight on the Manage Crime Types feature, click here.

July Feature Spotlight: Map Layers

Welcome to our feature spotlight blog series! Each post will include a brief overview of a specific PredPol feature. We will cover the benefits of using the feature and how it works. This month we'll take a look at Map Layers. If you would like to see last month's feature spotlight on the Crime Type Filter, click here.

PredPol's Stance on Privacy, Civil Rights & Transparency

Predictive policing is a broadly defined term, and for many people, one that invokes a distinct feeling of unease. Movies like “Minority Report” and recent stories about how Palantir is secretly operating in New Orleans do little to ease those fears.