Welcome to the first post in our new feature spotlight blog series! Each post will include a brief overview of a specific PredPol feature. We will cover the benefits of using the feature and how it works. This month we'll take a look at "Missions."
The team here at PredPol has decided to tell you a little about how we define predictive policing and our philosophy around it. We hope you come away with a better understanding of PredPol’s use of data to make cities safer, while at the same time preserving the civil rights and privacy of the residents of those cities.
How are patrol operations managed at your agency? How do you measure the impact that your officers have on crime reduction? These questions aren't always the easiest to answer. This is because it's hard to manage what you aren't measuring.
How do you show that prevented crime isn't just being pushed into other neighborhoods? That is what’s called “displacement,” and it’s been a hot topic in criminality for decades. All of the experiments that have been done on displacement have pointed to a conclusion that is incomplete. For some offenders, if you take away their preferred location,...
From its creation, PredPol has relied on the input of patrol officers, command staff, and crime analysts to design its platform and features.
The Board of Directors of PredPol Inc. today announced the appointments of former Governor Martin O’Malley and noted legal scholar Thomas Jorde to the company’s board of directors.
We are so excited to be attending the 2017 International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) conference in New Orleans. PredPol was lucky enough to get Chief Scientist, Jeff Brantingham a spot in the class line-up this year.
Predictive policing is a phrase that raises concerns for many. The worry is that predictive policing could amplify biases and lead to unequal outcomes for individuals and communities.
The concept of predictive policing has been embraced by a growing number of law enforcement agencies as an effective tool to reduce crime rates and victimization. Predictive policing is the practice of applying analytical techniques to large crime datasets to enable law enforcement to identify where and when specific crimes are most likely to...
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”
No one likes making mistakes and certainly not at the cost of the public’s safety. The law enforcement industry takes learning from its past quite seriously in order to better serve their communities. Today, police are looking to technological...