Welcome to PDAP!
Our mission is to help people locate, understand, and share public records about every U.S. police system.
We're making an open-source toolkit for transparency-minded people who use data about police systems in their work. To start, we're cataloguing sources of data in a database so people can find data about their local systems.
- 1.Ask a question or make a hypothesis about the police. For example, "how do police misconduct settlements affect local budgets?" This is the "Why?" of our work. All research begins with a question.
- 4.Analyze and report the results. Share your process in Discord, so we can learn and improve our processes together!