Representatives from the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women attended a workshop hosted by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Police Chief John Mina, and the City’s Director of Innovation Matt Broffman on Wednesday, January 27 at the Iron Yard in Church Street Exchange.
The event was part of the Police Data Initiative launched by the White House to bring together the tech community, law enforcement, and government offices on all levels to discuss the mobilization of public data against domestic violence and sexual assault.
The OPD is the first agency in the country to release this type of data and is the only agency in Florida participating in this program.
Information gathered during the event will be used to finesse the City of Orlando’s upcoming open data website, data.cityoforlando.net, which is set to be launched in March 2016. The website will include data on OPD cases and calls for service, building permits, business tax receipts, neighborhood maps, and more. Residents will be able to access public data on the site and run simple analysis and visualizations of selected data sets.