How to contribute

Thank you for your interest in helping our mission!


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

Send a check

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

Donation match

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

How we spend money

85% goes toward our program.

15% goes toward operations.

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

The ability of the criminal legal system to impact people's lives demands a higher degree of scrutiny regarding its fairness.

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


“PDAP's work was invaluable in helping us find and access data we otherwise wouldn't have been able to.”

—Dr. Jesse Wozniak, Director of Law & Public Policy at the Alliance for Police Accountability

“PDAP’s feedback helped us revise our published data to be more beneficial to the public."

—Philip Lukens, Chief of Police in Alliance, NE

"PDAP provides data necessary to understand how police use-of-force incidents are processed in the courts, which reveals whether legal accountability mechanisms actually work on-the-ground"

Dr. Kyla Bourne, UC Berkeley

How we spend our time

  • Helping people find data and answer questions about local criminal legal systems.
  • Connecting skilled volunteers and collaborators with impactful projects.
  • Sharing best practices for publishing data with people who work in local government.

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.

Share our work

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