View crime statistics on a police transparency dashboard
Posted on 08/06/2021
Officer Erin Larkin reviews data in a police vehicle. The public can now see some of that same data.Northville City Police Department (NCPD) has launched a new public-facing dashboard that presents data on calls for service, citations and arrests. Data will be added in the coming months on citizen complaints, officer training, and officer use of force.

The police department uses CLEMIS, software offered by Oakland County, as its records management system. (CLEMIS is the acronym for Oakland County's Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information System.) The new program features Arx Alert Software, from Altovista Technology, LLC, which converts CLEMIS reports into useable monthly data and displays it on an easy-to-view dashboard.

Only the data of the various categories, not subject names, are displayed on the dashboard. Data is from persons ages 16 and up who interacted with the police from 2019 to the present.

“The new software gives the community a closer look at what police are involved with and the types of incidences that occur here,” said Police Chief Al Maciag. “It strengthens transparency and accountability to the community and also assists the department in setting high standards for community policing.”

City Council approved the contract with Altovista Technology, LLC, at its April 5, 2021 meeting. A grant through Oakland County is covering a portion of the dashboard cost for two years of the three-year contract.

View the webpage here.