September 25, 2012

SCPD Presents on Predictive Policing to Local Organizations

This week the Santa Cruz Police Department is leading two presentations on predictive policing, both to local rotary organizations. The presentations, to the Freedom and Santa Cruz Rotary organizations, come a little over a year after the department implemented the program. Other cities have in the Bay Area have implemented the program and police departments throughout the country have reached out to SCPD about using the program in their areas.

The software program, which uses a complex mathematical algorithm to predict hot spot locations, is used every day by the department to help deploy resources.