Welcome to the Northampton Police Department’s Open Data Portal!
Welcome to the Northampton Police Department’s Open Data Portal! We are proud to report that as of May 19, 2016, we are a participating agency in the White House Police Data Initiative (PDI). This voluntary program challenges police agencies across the United States to release data to the public in order to increase transparency and to build community trust. While police agencies nationwide have worked over the past few decades to release statistics related to criminal activity, this new effort challenges agencies to publish expanded data sets such as employee demographics, use of force, motor vehicle stop driver demographics, and many others. The PDI requires that participating police agencies commit to the release of at least three data sets related to different areas of police operations and administration and to collaborate with other agencies to enhance existing and create new data sets. The Northampton Police Department was only the 55th agency in the United States and the first in Massachusetts to participate in this progressive police initiative.
The Northampton Police Department has a long history of setting the standard for professional and progressive police practices. We strive for excellence in police services and are committed to strengthening community ties. As part of this effort NPD has formed an Open Data Team, comprised of police officers and civilian volunteers who are all residents of our city and who have agreed to collaborate with us on this project. Members of the ODT met consistently throughout the summer of 2016 and identified, created, and reviewed different data sets. The team no longer congregates on a set schedule, but is available to meet when tables need to be modified or when new tables are under consideration.
Currently the following people are members of the Open Data Team:
John D. Cartledge is NPD’s Captain of Operations.
David Callahan is a patrol Lieutenant with NPD. He also oversees the Field Training and Evaluation Program. He is a Northampton resident.
Janel Jorda is the owner of Web-tactics Inc. She designed NPD’s current website and manages some of the content and the design of the department’s website. She is a Northampton resident.
Jody D. Kasper is NPD’s Chief of Police.
Laurie Loisel is the Community Outreach and Education Director for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. She also serves on the Human Rights Commission. She is a Northampton resident.
Susan Maguire is a retired Juvenile Probation Officer and currently works as a Trauma Services Coordinator for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. She is a graduate of NPD’s Citizen Police Academy. She is a Northampton resident.
Marlene Marrocco is an Operations Consultant. She is a graduate of NPD’s Citizen Police Academy. She is a resident of Northampton.
Natalia Muñoz is a journalist and owner of Verdant Multicultural Media. She serves as chair of the Northampton Human Rights Commission and is on the Community Action Board of Directors. She is a Northampton resident.
Gina Nortonsmith was a practicing attorney in Maryland, an Assistant Professor of Law at the District of Columbia School of Law, the Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs at Western New England College (now University), the first Ombudsperson at Smith College, and currrently works for the Northampton public schools. She is a Northampton resident.
Ryan O’Donnell is the City Council Vice President and Ward 3 Councilor. He is a Northampton resident.
Gina-Louise Sciarra is the Ward 4 City Councilor and a Northampton resident.
Ryan Tellier is a patrol officer with NPD. He also serves as the department’s Social Networking Officer, is the Multi-cultural Communities Liaison, and is a Community Outreach Officer in the downtown area.