D.C. Mayor, Police Tout Tech-Savvy Crime-Fighting

Courtesy of MPD via Twitter

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined forces Thursday with the Metropolitan Police Department and Office of the Chief Technology Officer to highlight the District’s innovative use of technology to improve public safety and combat crime.

The most notable aspect of the initiative is the police department youth and family services division’s aggressive use of social media, which helps to generate immediate public attention for missing persons.

In addition, MPD works with The Lab @ DC, an initiative housed in the Office of the City Administrator, that brings social scientists and data experts together to scientifically review and improve DC Government programs and services.

This collaboration makes data and information collected by MPD more user-friendly and transparent.