Public Safety Data Laboratory
The Public Safety Data Laboratory (PSDL) seeks to establish itself as a center of support to assist the Mississippi Highway Patrol in data analysis, enforcement techniques and management methods. The PSDL has combined four MHP databases: the Daily Activity Report, ReportBeam, Citations and FARS.
The PSDL research team has updated the Daily Activity Form and submission process to better reflect the activity of MHP officers, as well as provide current information for supervisors on the activities of those they supervise. The PSDL also hopes to help larger police departments utilize more enforcement and management tools. Currently under development is a public Web site that will post up-to-date information on Mississippi traffic patterns and statistics.
Goals for the center include the creation of uniformed daily activity and crime-reporting systems, ensuring concise and comparable data is collected efficiently. This lab will be utilized to keep agencies up to date in the latest technology and enforcement techniques, as well as producing reports on all different levels, which will help with enforcement and management decisions. This lab will further enhance coordination among all actors in Mississippi’s law enforcement, judicial and public safety departments to ensure the data are correct, accessible and easy to analyze.
The products and findings of the center will include, but not be limited to:
- Reports on activity for workforce management and enforcement
- Reports for decisions makers and federal agents
- Reports on special events (i.e. holidays and cultural events)
- Technology support, adaptation and training
The safety and well being of all Mississippians is a priority for all involved, and ensuring they have the best possible information and technology to accomplish that task will be enhanced by the Public Safety Data Laboratory.
Click here to go to the PSDL Web site.