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Alexandria Police Department: Predictive Policing

A map of Shreveport with various blocks highlighted based on crime forecasting
An example of a predictive policing map from Shreveport, Louisiana
Credit: Shreveport Police Department via RAND
Agency Alexandria Police Department
Location Alexandria , LA
Technology Predictive Policing
Vendor Geolitica

According to reporting from The Markup, the Alexandria Police Department used PredPol (now Geolitica) between 4/30/19 and 1/30/21.

More about this technology

Predictive policing is software used by law enforcement to select neighborhoods or blocks where they should focus resources or to identify individuals for investigation. Law enforcement feed records and data—such as police stops or calls for service—into the algorithms, which vendors say can predict where crime is likely to occur.

A map of Shreveport with various blocks highlighted based on crime forecasting
An example of a predictive policing map from Shreveport, Louisiana
Credit: Shreveport Police Department via RAND