Anchorage Police Department Joins Nationwide Police Data Initiative

10/14/2016
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Anchorage Police Department

Chief Christopher Tolley



For Immediate Release:
October 14, 2016

Anchorage Police Department Joins Nationwide Police Data Initiative

 

ANCHORAGE – Today, the Anchorage Police Department (APD) announced its participation in the White House Police Data Initiative.  Joining 100 other cities, the Anchorage Police Department will work to provide three open data sets to the public in the next year.

 

“As a department, we are excited to join the Police Data Initiative,” said APD Police Chief Chris Tolley. “This initiative puts us on a path to providing more information and access to the community, giving them a better understanding of the work our officers do every day.”

 

Police departments across the country release data about calls for service, employee demographics, citizen complaints, and arrest rates. APD is currently evaluating what three data sets it will release as part of the initiative. 

 

“Opening data from the Anchorage Police Department will help increase transparency, build community trust, and fuel innovation,” said Anchorage Chief Innovation Officer Brendan Babb.

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Contact : Jennifer Castro (907) 786-8571
APD Communications Director

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