Your Community, Your Agency, Your Data
Until now, nearly all efforts to analyze body-worn camera video have been done by outsiders. Many are researchers with no police experience. Others come from the business world. Polis thinks that any serious, fair, and objective effort to evaluate body-worn camera data needs to start with the police themselves and the communities they serve. As a team of police professionals, scientists, and engineers building on our earlier work at DARPA, we know first-hand the operational, political, and ethical stakes in striving to leverage technology to measure and build trust in mission-critical environments. We designed TrustStat™ to be an adaptive system suited to the values and objectives of diverse communities around America and the world. TrustStat™ identifies vital patterns in police-community interactions at scales ranging from city-wide trends to individual encounters. Understanding these patterns is the key to optimizing everything from community engagement and patrol operations to supervision and training.