FOIA - Norcross PD - PredPol Documents

J Ader filed this request with the Norcross Police Department of Norcross, GA.


From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documentation on PredPol Predictive Policing Software ( including, but not limited to, the following:

- Initial Bid Documents
- Current and previous contracts with PredPol
- Requests for Proposals
- Memorandum(s) of Understanding
- Any privacy impact assessments
- Any instructional materials or presentations
- Use policies and standard operating procedures
- Data retention policies
- Letters of Interest
- Usage policies
- Any informal agreements that reference "PredPol" or otherwise guide it use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the software.

For reference and help in retrieving responsive documents, this program was publicly discussed in the following official PredPol blog post:

"The Norcross, Georgia Police Department implemented PredPol this past week – and they’ve already seen some successes.

Here is the story from the Gwinnett Daily Post (written by Tyler Estep):

With the help of new technology, the Norcross Police Department is now predicting where crimes are most likely to happen — and, thus far, doing it well.

On Friday, the department officially went live with PredPol predictive policing software, a cloud-based technology that, in (sort of) layman’s terms, uses police data, advanced mathematics and complex algorithms to determine small areas most likely to be the home to crime during a particular time window. Shortly after the software was put into action, officers were patrolling such an area and caught two burglars inside a residence." [source: ]

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.


J Ader

From: Norcross Police Department

Dear Sir or Madam,

We have received your requests and will be in touch if we have questions or concerns. Due to all of the documentation you are requesting, it is going to take more than three business days to complete.


Gwen Franklin
Norcross Police Department
Records Clerk
65 Lawrenceville Street
Norcross, Ga 30071
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From: Norcross Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.