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 companies making a meaningful impact on governmental operations.
“PredPol is honored to to be included on this list once again,” said Brian MacDonald, CEO of PredPol. “With seven years of operations and over 150 million officer-hours of patrol guidance under our belt, we are gratified to see that law enforcement is embracing the philosophy of data-driven policing and operational transparency. Of course, the police officers and sheriff’s deputies who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe are the ones who do the real work.”
PredPol uses machine learning and large datasets to predict where and when crimes are most likely to occur, using just three data points: type of crime, location of crime, and date/time of crime. Where available, PredPol also uses GPS/AVL data to help provide greater transparency and accountability into patrol operations. The PredPol platform is based on the CJIS-compliant Microsoft Azure Government Cloud.
PredPol uses no personally identifiable information and no demographic information, helping departments avoid the profiling and privacy concerns raised by similar technologies. PredPol's goal from the beginning has been to help law enforcement agencies to reduce rates of victimization by identifying and patrolling areas where targeted crime types are most likely to occur, while at the same time protecting the privacy and civil rights of the residents of those communities. PredPol is currently being used to help protect one out of every 33 people in the United States.
Headquartered in the high-tech haven of Santa Cruz, California, PredPol services police departments and sheriff's offices around the United States as well as internationally. Founded in 2012, PredPol holds the only patents awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office for predictive policing. The company is privately held.