Safe Cities: Data and Equity in Policing

September 15, 2022. 10:40 AM


September 15, 2022

10:40 – 11:20AM

Data has the power to transform government. With many cities considering how they reform policing, data can play an instrumental role in infusing a much needed equity lens in public safety efforts and reshaping the culture of police departments. Yet, even though data can unearth racial disparities in police activities and outcomes, there’s also the potential for the data that police agencies use to further exacerbate existing inequities. In this session, we will explore the possibilities and limits of data in policing and discuss how to appropriately leverage it to ensure more equitable public safety outcomes.