Police Accountability through Data Collection and Transparency
The Esri public safety team is pleased to host a special webinar for the Inland Empire Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (IECIAA) focusing on the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA). The act mandates that California law enforcement agencies collect and report officer-perceived identity information—including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and nationality—of the subjects of police stops. RIPA is a directive to monitor and ensure accountability and transparency among the more than 500 police agencies in California. This data is then shared with the State of California Department of Justice for the purpose of review, analysis, and research to eliminate racial and identity profiling in California and improve police-community relations.
Join us on May 12 to hear how the Berkeley Police Department (BPD) uses ArcGIS Survey123 to collect and share data with the state as well as to support agency transparency and accountability efforts. In this webinar, Sergeant Steve Rego from BPD will demonstrate how staff are using ArcGIS Survey123 to collect and share data with the state as well as supporting agency transparency and accountability efforts. Sergeant Rego will be joined by Esri staff to demonstrate the technology and share additional resources for your agency to get started.
We are making this webinar available to a wider audience because of the importance of improving police transparency through data collection. As the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act moves through Congress, a federal mandate for stop data collection and standardized reporting may soon be a reality for all US state and local law enforcement agencies.