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Johns Creek Police Department debuts new Open Data portal

March 28, 2016

Police ViewJohns Creek Police Department is the first agency in the Greater Atlanta area to launch an open data portal, enabling citizens, academics, and media to access police data in an interactive online format. Aptly named PoliceView, the portal includes police department statistics, community reports, and their progress towards key goals.
 
With the current climate of police-community relations across the country, this initiative emphasizes the department’s commitment to maintaining and improving citizens’ trust through transparency and accountability.

“We believe that community involvement and support is the key to our success,” says Ed Densmore, Chief of Police. “PoliceView allows us to engage more meaningfully with our residents by increasing transparency, providing context alongside data, and publicly sharing the goals and objectives of our team.”
 
Making policing data widely available reinforces community partnerships, equips the public with real-time data, and allows the police department to define and achieve operational goals more effectively.
 
Powered by Socrata for Public Safety in partnership with SunGard Public Sector, Police View currently includes four datasets: Incidents, CAD Calls for Service, Citations, and Accidents. Also available are Community Reports as well as data supporting the False Alarm Reduction Program and Traffic Enforcement Program.