Effectiveness of PredPol predictive policing systems (Atlanta Police Department)

Mark Harris filed this request with the Atlanta Police Department of Atlanta, GA.

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request Effectiveness of PredPol predictive policing systems


From: Mark Harris

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All pilot programs, studies, research, white papers, internal presentations, data and documents regarding the effectiveness or validation of PredPol either within the agency, or at other organisations.
Similarly, any data, research or documents concerning PredPol’s value for money or return on investment, compared to other policing methods.
Predpol to mean any software, hardware or systems provided to the agency by PredPol Inc, or its agents or representatives, whether free of charge or at cost.
Search to run from 1/1/2012 to the current date.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Mark Harris

From: Atlanta Police Department

The following is in response to your Open Records Act request, received by the Atlanta Police Department. We are conducting a diligent search for records responsive to your request; and we estimate that if there are any records responsive to your request, they can be made available in 3-4 weeks. It is important to note that the estimated time frame and charges are subject to revision either up or down depending upon the actual time spent searching for, retrieving, and redacting the records as well as the actual number of pages of records that are retrieved. Payment is not required at this time. Exempt material will be redacted pursuant O.C.G.A. 50-18-72.
Pending Cases
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Atlanta Police Central Records
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Commonly Requested Records and Redaction Times

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OPS File Approximately 100 pages/file & Approx. 1hr and 15 min. to redact
Personnel Files Approximately 100 pages/file & Approx. 1hr and 15 min. to redact
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Training History Approximately 3 pages/officer & No redaction time
911 Recordings $ 22.00 per disc

From: Atlanta Police Department

Good afternoon,

We received your request in our office today. We will look into this and follow up with you.

Please send all future media ORA requests to apd-publicaffairs@atlantaga.gov<mailto:apd-publicaffairs@atlantaga.gov>.

Best Regards,

Officer Lisa Bender
Public Affairs | Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
ph: 404.546.6963 | cell: 404.548.2700
http://www.atlantapd.org | lfbender@atlantaga.gov<mailto:lfbender@atlantaga.gov>

From: Atlanta Police Department

Good afternoon,

We discontinued use of Predpol in 2016. Predpol was provided to our agency by the Atlanta Police Foundation, which is a separate entity. The only documents I have been able to locate, related to Predpol, are attached to this email.

Thank you,

Sergeant John Chafee
Public Affairs Unit
Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
ph: 404-546-4280<tel:404-546-4280> | cell: 404-550-8992<tel:404-550-8992>
http://www.atlantapd.org<http://www.atlantapd.org/> | jchafee@atlantaga.gov<mailto:jchafee@atlantaga.gov>

From: Mark Harris

That's helpful. Thanks for the response.