Police Foundation Releases Law Enforcement Executive’s Guide to Open Data

With support from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), the Police Foundation has released the Law Enforcement Executive’s Guide to Open Data: Supporting the Community in the Co-Production of Public Safety. This guide is intended to serve not as a technical manual but rather as a primer for law enforcement executives interested in the concept of open data. As such, it examines the expectations for increased transparency from members of both the public and the police and offers open data as a means of achieving this end. This guide also introduces the Police Data Initiative, a community of practice designed to support agencies seeking to better inform and engage the public through the release and use of open data.

View and download the publication here, and learn more about the Police Data Initiative at www.policedatainitiative.org.

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