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: 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...

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.  

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Agency's Data?

It's no secret that community expectations of law enforcement are rising. Yet, many agencies are dealing with budget constraints and recruiting difficulties, which really brings new meaning to the phrase "do more with less". When it comes to optimizing your agencies' resources, your RMS and CAD data is a great place to start.

NEW Feature Spotlight: Patrol Status

This month we are pleased to announce our newest feature, Patrol Status!

Are Your Recruiting and Retention Strategies Working for You?

 As the job of law enforcement officers becomes increasingly complex, the adoption of emerging technology is essential to not only effectively delivering police services in an equitable and efficient manner, but in recruiting and retaining Millennial officers - especially since they make up a significant percentage of potential police...

Feature Spotlight: NEW! Custom Boxes

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