Open data is more than a sheet of facts and statistics. For public safety organizations, it is the start of a conversation and deeper partnership with the community.
Public safety agencies have been collecting and storing data for centuries. The demand to release this data may be a burden for some agencies, but it is inviting new challenges and opportunities through citizen involvement and discussions about what's contained in it. The time is ripe for public safety organizations to join the ranks of the many federal, state and local agencies that are releasing helpful datasets as tools for innovation, storytelling, and community building.
On Wednesday, September 28 the session "The ROI of Opening Public Safety Data" at Smart Cities Week will share not only how to open data to the public but how to use it to improve services and measure its impact on communities.
Sid Burgess, an Open Data Solution Consultant at GovDelivery, will lead a panel discussion with:
- Robert Schroeder, Assistant Chief of Police, Louisville Metro Police Department Administrative Bureau
- Peter Ries, Lieutenant, Atlanta Police Department, Crime Analysis Unit
- Justin Erlich, Special Assistant Attorney General, California Office of the Attorney General
This is just one of many sessions taking place over the course of Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Over 75 cities across 40 states were represented last year, with over 1800 attendees from even more cities expected this year!
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