Sheriff’s Office Transparency Dashboards

Sheriff's Office Transparency Dashboards is a project from Ventura County, California.

Local IT Innovation of the Year

The Ventura County, California Sheriff’s Office is a pioneer in public transparency among U.S. law enforcement agencies. In 2023, the office continues to build out and publish public transparency dashboards that are designed to build citizen trust. Community members can access dashboards that provide instantaneous access to information about traffic accidents, homicides, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts and arson. All use-of-force incidents and officer-involved shootings dating back to 1965 are included. Another dashboard reports race and ethnic demographic data on persons detained or searched. Citizens can easily access this data online and compare communities to see statistics on crimes and police interactions with the public.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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