US: For providing better policing and community engagement, Esri announced the availability of the ArcGIS Open Data Initiative for Law Enforcement, that will allow police agencies of any size to build and share authoritative data for better policing and community engagement. The company’s announcement also supports the White House Police Data Initiative, which has mobilized 21 leading jurisdictions across the country to take action on recommendations in the area of data and technology. These key jurisdictional stakeholders are establishing a law enforcement community that facilitates knowledge sharing, community-sourced problem solving, and the establishment of documented best practices for police departments nationwide.
“We want to make it easy for law enforcement agencies to participate in the White House Police Data Initiative,” said John Beck, law enforcement industry manager, Esri. “Using the ArcGIS platform, you can use data your agency already owns and make it available to everyone at no cost and increase transparency in your community.”
Esri ArcGIS software helps agencies by providing a location platform that uses maps and map-based information to improve public trust and police legitimacy. For decades, law enforcement agencies and local, state, and federal government entities have used ArcGIS software and data for a host of citizen services.
Law enforcement agencies can now take advantage of ArcGIS Open Data Initiative for Law Enforcement to get the most out of their authoritative location data.