FOIA - Philadelphia PD - JRSA Webinar Documents

J Ader filed this request with the Philadelphia Police Department of Philadelphia, PA.


From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documents pertaining to the webinar "Integration of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Spatial Analysis (GIS)" including - but not limited to - the following:

- Presentation file(s) or slides
- Internal notes regarding the webinar presentation
- Video or audio recording(s) of the webinar presentation
- Emails regarding the webinar

This webinar was presented on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM EDT. Here is an explanation of the webinar from the event registration page:

"This webinar will discuss two Social Network Analysis projects that the Philadelphia Police Department undertook. The first project examined the extent of shared connections among shooting victims through network analysis; in particular, the analysis examined cross-divisional connections by combining the network analysis and GIS. The second project applied SNA to understand connections among gangs at the group level across the city. The project focused on 1) identifying the extent and nature of positive/negative connections among gangs and 2) developing a web-based application that visualizes the result of SNA on a map." [source: | archived link: ]

In the above source, one of the main presenters is "George Kikuchi, Research & Information Analyst Supervisor, Philadelphia Police" - I'm hoping this will aid you in searching for responsive documents.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


J Ader

From: Philadelphia Police Department

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Philadelphia Police Department

Open Records/Right-to-Know Section

750 Race Street, Rm. 203

Philadelphia, PA 19106