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The White House Police Data Initiative Webinar: Increasing Transparency and Trust

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Written by Joseph Porcelli

Today, we hosted a webinar for the law enforcement community discussing the White House Police Data Initiative and Nextdoor for Public Agencies.

During the webinar, we highlighted Nextdoor Polls for Public Agencies, a new feature that allows our 1,600+ agency partners to collaborate with residents on important issues, develop citywide programs of interest, and take actionable steps to make their cities even better places to call home.

We were joined by Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President, and Clarence Wardell of the U.S. Digital Service, who provided an overview of the White House’s Police Data Initiative. Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department also joined us, presenting how his department has used Nextdoor Polls to inform their communications strategy and to assess how residents feel about the safety of their neighborhoods.

“We were looking for a new way to bring increased transparency to community relations for years,” Chief Stawinski of Prince George’s County shared during the webinar. “I went to community meetings and always found the same twelve people over and over again. We wanted to be more progressive and reach people outside of those small group of residents. Nextdoor enables us to do that.”

Watch: The White House Police Data Initiative: Increasing Transparency and Trust

The White House Police Data Initiative: Increasing Transparency and Trust from Nextdoor on Vimeo.

Below are links to resources discussed during the webinar:

Questions about the White House Police Data Initiative may be directed to pdi@policefoundation.org.

To sign up your department for Nextdoor for Public Agencies and to utilize Nextdoor Polls for Public Agencies, please visit http://www.nextdoor.com/agency. For best practices for Nextdoor Polls, click here.

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