Effectiveness of PredPol predictive policing systems (Milpitas City Clerk)

Mark Harris filed this request with the Milpitas City Clerk of Milpitas, CA.
Multi Request Effectiveness of PredPol predictive policing systems


From: Mark Harris

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Mark Harris

From: Milpitas City Clerk

On November 14, I received a records request from you (attached). Since it relates to police work, I forwarded it to the Milpitas Police Dept. for a response. Below you show a date of Nov. 9 but I did not receive any letter/email from you on that date.

Final date that Police Dept. staff should respond to the records request is Saturday, November 24. Clearly, City offices are closed on that Saturday date, so by Monday, November 26. You may hear back sooner if there are no records in response.

Milpitas City Clerk

From: Milpitas City Clerk

Greetings Mr. Harris,

Please see the attachment in response to your request.

From: Mark Harris


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Mark Harris