June 5, 2016

IAPro media mention: “Spokane police will participate in White House open data initiative”

An article in Spokane newspaper “The Spokesman Review” on our partner Code for America’s efforts there to surface IAPro data for access by the public Spokane police will participate in White House open data initiative

The Spokane Police Department will participate in a White House initiative to build community trust and transparency by putting law enforcement data online.

Spokane is one of 53 police departments across now participating in the Police Open Data Initiative, the White House said in a news release Thursday.

The project aims to make data more accessible through a wide variety of tools, including a public safety data portal and local hackathons at partner sites. The White House is also working in partnership with Code for America to build open-source software making it easier to post data from IA Pro – a database many departments, including Spokane, use to for internal affairs reports.

Police spokeswoman Officer Teresa Fuller said the department is working with the city’s IT staff to develop a program that will regularly post three types of data on the department’s website