Code automated scrapers or follow processes to manually collect data.
Automated data scrapers regularly consolidate public police information.
Humans operate semi-automated processes to gather public information
Facilitate data sharing by good-faith police organizations.
The first batch of data into Dolt was uploaded manually. Dolt does have an API.
We use Python to scrape data into a Hadoop server, long enough that it can be translated to the submission format.
Scrapers in the PDAP-Scrapers repo are run on a schedule dictated by how often they're refreshed. People could also donate time and computing power to run them locally.