Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I learn more about your process and trajectory?

Check out our pitch deck here, and our roadmap here.

What is the purpose of PDAP?

We're compiling police data that's already public into a unified, accessible resource.

Why are you different from other watchdog-type groups?

We aren't a watchdog—our activism is data collection, not analysis or research.

Who started the project?

Kristin Tynski kicked off this project by scraping records from her own community. Our community gained momentum on Reddit.

Is this legal?

Yes. We're consolidating public information, in accordance with established legal precedents.

Are you affiliated with a political party or have a political agenda?

No. Our only motivation is to provide trusted data in an age of disinformation.

How do we know you work with good data and that we can trust you?

Every step in our process is accessible and transparent for anyone curious in our procedure for procuring data.

Where do you get your funding?

We're a 501c3 non-profit. We are accepting donations.