2017 Semifinalist
City of Indianapolis, IN
January 1, 2017

The city of Indianapolis’ leadership teams under several mayoral administrations have believed that transparency and the use of data and data analysis to drive decision-making make government more efficient and effective. When city leadership was introduced to the Code for America (CfA) organization in early 2013, the city’s then-mayor led the city’s charge in applying for a partnership to assist in quality of life opportunities in the city’s focus areas, creating a data retrieval tool for the computer-aided dispatch and records management system as well as understanding open data policies and portals. The city’s project team of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Citizens Police Complaint Office worked with Code for America fellows to create a data extraction tool for use with the Internal Affairs Pro data program. In order to help site visitors’ comprehension, some context and definitions of departmental policies and procedures are provided along with the data. ProjectComport is the tool that was created to marry data and context. It performs an auto extraction of data on a daily basis for upload and review before releasing live on the ProjectComport.org site.

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