The Norristown Police Department is releasing its first set of policing statistics as a part of the Police Data Initiative
NORRISTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
MUNICIPALITY OF NORRISTOWN
April 26, 2017
PDI Press Release
The Norristown Police Department is releasing its first set of policing statistics as a part of the Police Data Initiative (PDI), a Police Foundation program designed to make information about police activities available to the general public. The PDI was originally conceived as a part of President Obama’s 21st Century Task Force on Policing. The main objectives of the PDI include building trust with diverse communities, enhancing legitimacy, and increasing transparency.
"We are releasing three sets of statistics; crime comparison figures, information on heroin and opioid abuse, and police calls for service” said Data Analyst Kristi Barletta.
“This is an exciting step for us. Not only are we releasing important information that I feel will benefit our residents, we are also pleased to announce the significant reduction in crime achieved by the great men and women of the department. I am very proud of the department as well as the countless number of citizens that have helped to make Norristown a significantly safer place to live and work” said Norristown Police Chief Mark Talbot.
The numbers show that from 2014 through 2016 violent crimes are down 38 percent and all serious crimes are down 31 percent as compared to the three-year period prior to the current policing strategy.
"We look forward to continuing to find ways to ensure that we are serving Norristown in the most effective and progressive ways available” said Chief Talbot.
To access our information please visit the following website http://www.norristown.org/police-data-initiative.html
Municipality of Norristown