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The Police Data Initiative (PDI)

The Police Data Initiative is a law enforcement community of practice that includes leading law enforcement agencies, technologists, and researchers committed to engaging their communities in a partnership to improve public safety that is built on a foundation of trust, accountability and innovation. The PDI represents the great work and leadership of more than 130 law enforcement agencies who have released more than 200 datasets to date, and originated as a result of several recommendations in the Task Force on 21st Century Policing that focused on technology and transparency.

The Police Foundation

The Police Foundation is an independent, national and nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing policing through innovation and science. For over 45 years, The Police Foundation has engaged state and local law enforcement leaders and other policing professionals as well as the academic community to address some of the most pressing questions and challenges facing our profession. For more on The Police Foundation, visit us at policefoundation.org.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing. More information about the COPS Office can be found at www.cops.usdoj.gov.