Predictive Policing Blog

The Cost of PredPol & How to Justify Your Purchase

Everyone wants to make sure their tax dollars are being spent wisely! But it’s usually hard to figure out the impact of that money on the problem it’s intended to solve. Sometimes it’s even harder to measure the return on a technology investment. But PredPol is a data-driven company, so we set out to see if we could measure that with one of our...

NEW Feature Spotlight: HOT List

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 2:24:54 PM

We're excited to announce the release of the newest addition to the Predpol platform, the Hot List! We know that in the age of COVID it's not always easy to have all of your officers in one place at one time to review pertinent information, so we came up with the Hot List feature. The Hot List is a tool for sharing the highest priority items...

NEW Feature Spotlight: Points of Interest (POIs)

We are excited to introduce our newest feature, Points of Interest. Points of Interest (POIs) is a tool for adding your own internal information to the map. POIs provide different styles of markers that are displayed on the main map and offer the ability to attach additional information about specific locations directly to the map.

Are We at a Tipping Point in Police-Community Relations?

George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis was nothing less than a tragedy and a breakdown of the social contract between the protector and the protected. We know, as a nation, that far too many similar tragedies pervade our country’s history. Yet despite the increased recent attention on policing procedures since the death of Michael Brown in...

Using Custom PredPol Boxes for COVID-19 Patrols

It is becoming clear that COVID-19 is upending everything in our daily lives. It’schanging how we shop, socialize, go to school, and in most cases how we work. Butregardless of the changes it is wreaking in the world today, the job of the patrolofficer remains the same: keeping the community safe. Calls for service can’t be answered from your home...

Policing in the Time of Covid-19

Law enforcement patrol operations are based to a large degree on habit. Criminals tend to operate in zones where they feel comfortable, where the rewards outweigh the risks. The well-established criminological theory of repeat and near-repeat behavior confirms this across different crime types, from burglaries to vehicle crimes to violent crime.

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...

Feature Spotlight: NEW Patrol Heat Map!

PredPol has made some significant new changes to our Patrol Heat Map feature. We have improved the color display scheme, added the ability to view the data underlying the boxes, and provided the capability to download box patrol data.  

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.