Welcome to PDAP!

We're making a unified archive of police data.
Read more about our mission at

How do we work?

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.

Get involved

Primary focus: collecting Data Sources

We need help from anyone who can use a computer to contribute to our database of Data Sources. Start here.

Other ways to help

Submit records you have FOIA requested or scraped

Start here. You can share data our community, and add yourself as a Data Source.
Start here. We're a non-profit, so your donations may be tax-deductible.

Join our community

Participate in the information ecosystem! Give feedback and share what you know in Discord.

Want to code?

You can use your scripting and automation skills to help us locate Data Sources.

Use our Data

Here's our process. We're in the early days—your project could be one of our first case studies!
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