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WHYY in Philadelphia Highlights PredPol

WHYY's Elizabeth Fiedler (90.9 in Philadelphia) highlighted PredPol's deployment in Reading, PA this week. The story coincides with the International Association of Chief's of Police Conference in Philadelphia, which PredPol is participating. Here is the story:

Harvard Data-Smart City Solutions Features PredPol

Dr. George Mohler, the developer of the PredPol algorithm was featured in a story about using data in policing. The article ran in Data-Smart City Solutions - a Harvard Kennedy School initiative.

Santa Clara Newspaper Features PredPol

From The Santa Clara newspaper...

FBI Law Enforcement Magazine Features PredPol

The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin has a feature story on predictive policing in Santa Cruz and the usage of PredPol by Santa Cruz Police. The article was written by the former Santa Cruz Police Crime Analyst Zach Friend and discusses the department's process for implementation - including officer buy in, data collection and evaluation. Here is an...

Washington Post Highlights PredPol in Predictive Analytics Story

The Washington Post highlighted PredPol's partnership with the Santa Cruz Police Department in a feature story today on predictive analytics.The story talks about the usage of predictive analytics in law enforcement and the successes throughout the greater Washington, DC region.

PredPol on Cover of Law Enforcement Technology Magazine

The January, 2013 cover story in Law Enforcement Technology Magazine is a feature on PredPol and the success of the program in Santa Cruz and Los Angeles. For the entire article click here. Below we've included some excerpts of the article written by Ronnie Garrett.

KMWorld Magazines Features PredPol

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 12:53:00 AM in Dr. Jeff Brantingham, KM World, Predictive Policing, PredPol, Zach Friend

KM on the crime beat

In Santa Cruz, Calif., the police force has successfully reduced crime by nearly 20 percent in the past year, aided in part by a software product called PredPol, which predicts areas where crime is most likely to occur. "We knew that getting more officers on staff was not a realistic option," says Zach Friend, crime analyst...

Predictive Policing in Santa Cruz Leads to 19 Percent Drop in Burglaries

Faced with declining budgets and greater demands for service police departments are looking for tools that help deploy resources more effectively. One major resource emerging for law enforcement is predictive policing - spearheaded by a new California-based company called PredPol.

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