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.

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.  

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.

NEW Feature Spotlight: Interactive Map - Points of Interest Search & More!

This month PredPol has made several exciting new updates to our Patrol Operations Management solution! You are now able to display specific points of interest (like ATMs or liquor stores) on the map, alongside our other features. The Patrol Area selector has been redesigned for an improved user experience and we've improved the Event History...

NEW Feature Spotlight: Patrol Status

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

No Room in the Budget for PredPol? Learn How to Write a Grant to get Extra Funding!

Grant Writing: See why it's Essential and How to start the Process