Predictive Policing Blog

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.

You Can't Manage What You're Not Measuring

How are patrol operations managed at your agency? How do you measure the impact that your officers have on crime reduction? These questions aren't always the easiest to answer. This is because it's hard to manage what you aren't measuring.

Preventing Crime vs. Preventing Criminality

How do you show that prevented crime isn't just being pushed into other neighborhoods? That is what’s called “displacement,” and it’s been a hot topic in criminality for decades. All of the experiments that have been done on displacement have pointed to a conclusion that is incomplete. For some offenders, if you take away their preferred location,...

PredPol Named to GovTech100 List for 3rd Straight Year

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...

Newest PredPol Features Improve Insight, Save Time & Maximize Resources

From its creation, PredPol has relied on the input of patrol officers, command staff, and crime analysts to design its platform and features. 

Not All Predictive Policing Is Created Equal-Here’s Why:

Predictive policing is a phrase that raises concerns for many. The worry is that predictive policing could amplify biases and lead to unequal outcomes for individuals and communities.