Welcome to PDAP!
We're making a unified archive of police data.
We're a small but growing multidisciplinary community of transparency-minded people. We're serving the community of people using police data for their work. We meet in Discord. The core PDAP staff keep the lights on, the non-profit board empowers our work, and the broader community moves the mission forward step by step.
This is where we collaborate! Even if you don't have time to volunteer, you can give feedback and share what you know. Participate in our information ecosystem!
Find related open-source projects
If you find data you'd like to collect or preserve, make it happen! Start by reading our approach to scraping, and reach out if you need help or guidance. If your strategy for scraping is successful, we'll share it as a case study to help people working on similar projects. If you can't think of anything to scrape yourself, find local groups working on the criminal legal system. They probably have data woes! Reach out if you need a hand.