On February 27, 2013 the Seattle Police Department published an interesting presentation, which outlines their new data driven policing policy that includes the deployment of predictive policing software. The SPD is calling this their 20/20 Policing Initiative and they expect a full deployment of the predictive policing software by April 2013.
According to Seattle Police Chief Diaz:
“The Predictive Policing software is estimated to be twice as effective as a human data analyst working from the same information." “It’s all part of our effort to build an agile, flexible and innovative police department that provides the best service possible to the public.”
Click Here to Download their presentation and learn more about Data Driven Policing strategies.