Missing Data

I have recently requested a worksession to discuss available technology for sharing crime information with the public.

Major Dan Weishaar, District 1 Commander; and Ms. Julie Parker, Manager of Public Affairs of the Prince George’s Police are expected to present information on all the available means of obtaining PGPD public information, crime alerts, crime stats and trend info, etc. (e.g. PGPD blogs, Twitter feeds, Facebook, COPS weekly crime reports, PGPD data feed to any public Websites, press releases, PGPD alerts on “Notify Me Prince George’s” system, etc.) .

We’ll also have some questions on crime maps online. Previous presentations to Council by Neighborhood Watch coordinators have included such options as the “Nation of Neighbors” program.

We have been told that www.crimereports.com is the primary location for this type of PGPD data. Some feedback is that not all crimes reported back to the community through COPS officer’s weekly reports seems to make it onto these maps. Please see a sample at the top of this post.