Transparency in policing has come to national attention in recent years due the exposure of numerous civilian deaths at the hands of police officers across the country. To help improve understanding of police and community interactions, the Police Data Initiative was formally launched by the White House in May 2015. Although the Police Data Initiative is a federal initiative, it seeks to work with state and local governments to improve public safety and relations with police departments.
In this episode, we talk with Clarence Wardell and Denice Ross who lead the Police Data Initiative on behalf of the White House to find out how the initiative came about, what it entails, and how police departments can start to work with the initiative to improve public relations.
To learn more about the Police Data Initiative, visit: policefoundation.org