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

What is PDAP?

PDAP is a non-profit making open-source code to achieve our mission: consolidating data from every U.S. agency into a single public resource.

Our core work

We're building a small suite of tools to help contributors do these things:
  1. 1.
    Track police datasets, our "to do list" of websites with data to collect.
  2. 3.
    Run scrapers and submit the extractions to our database.

How do we work?

We're a rotating cast of volunteers with a flat organizational structure. The core PDAP staff keep the lights on and allow our community to move the mission forward, step by step.
We're a learning organization, and we want to hear from you. If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or expertise, reach out in Discord or to [email protected].

Get involved

If you can help in one of these areas, reach out in Discord or send an email to [email protected]

Code volunteering

Non-code volunteering

  • Grant writing and non-profit operations experts to help us secure funding.
  • People with basic computer skills to submit and update datasets.
Donate on PayPal or Patreon, and we'll spend it on Data Bounties and infrastructure improvements. Small recurring donations are most helpful. Stability helps us chart a path.

Use our Data

​Our data lives in DoltHub. Do you need something specific? Reach out in #request-data.

Join the Community

Head to #introduce-yourself in our Discord server to say hello, ask questions, and meet fellow data nerds.
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