The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office is supporting national efforts to implement the recommendations outlined in the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report. The Task Force recommendations provide meaningful solutions to help law enforcement agencies and communities strengthen trust and collaboration, while ushering the nation into the next phase of community-focused policing.
The Police Foundation’s Public Safety Open Data Portal is intended to serve as a central clearinghouse for accessing, visualizing and analyzing local and national law enforcement and public safety open datasets. The portal currently contains select datasets from agencies participating in the White House’s Police Data Initiative (PDI) as well as national data to provide context for the local data. The law enforcement agencies in these communities have made or indicated support for making data open and available to the public, demonstrating a commitment to transparency and accountability. The Portal will also include data from some of the Police Foundation’s most important initiatives developed during our 45-year history of improving policing through science and innovation.