COMPSTAT for Justice

Center for Policing Equity is identifying bias in policing, and then provide the analysis to departments that change outcomes and expectations. This cannot be done without a public interface -  somewhere to track the mutual accountability - This process is called COMPSTAT for Justice.

A New Data Process

Center for Policing Equity is building a process to hold police officers accountable. Google engineers have joined us in this work.

The process is called COMPSTAT for Justice.

For most law enforcement agencies around the world, COMPSTAT is a system that leverages data on crime to help police focus their patrol resources on their goal of reducing crime. This same process can be used to hold departments accountable to shared values of fairness.

In addition to crime data, we will also track police stops, use of force data, and survey data. By combining these data with census data and other geographic markers, we will be able to pinpoint and differentiate the portion of racial disparities police cannot control (e.g., poverty) and the portion they can (e.g., trainings, policies).

These analyses will empower police departments and communities to collaborate on next steps and strategies to reduce racial disparities that they can control. The process is scalable and possible.

COMPSTAT for Justice is a key part of America’s policing future.

Our process is to collect the data, have data analyzed by CPE as a independent third party, make data public, use agreed upon data to drive decision about policy practice and procedure.