How to contribute

Thank you for your interest in helping our mission!


We can't fix what we can't measure.

Access to data about our police system is the foundation of any research, advocacy, journalism, accountability, or reform.

We work to increase access to critical public records for everyone, one agency at a time.

How we spend our time

  • Building the next version of our Data Sources database, helping people answer questions about the police.
  • Connecting volunteers with data skills to impactful projects in need of timely help.
  • Sharing strategies for collecting and sharing public records with people actively working on our police systems.

We're a small organization, so a little goes a long way.

PDAP is a non-profit, so your donations may be tax deductible.

Other ways to contribute

Collect data

If you can use a web browser, you can contribute to our mission. Start with the docs

Share your perspective

Have you ever downloaded public records? Do you work in local government? Do you see risks we should address? Reach out to [email protected] or join our Discord. We'll incorporate your feedback into our work.

GitHub sponsorship

If you want to get a badge on your GitHub profile.

Donation match

If your employer offers a donation match, submit your receipt to your employer and have them reach out to [email protected].

Mail a check

Police Data Accessibility Project Inc.
239 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1401 #3180
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Share our work

Send a link to experts you know.

If you would like to contribute in another way, reach out to [email protected].