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Getting Started

Using CopDB

The easiest way to start using CopDB is to head to There you can explore police and what they've been up to in your area as well as sign-up for an account to start adding data.

The app is designed to be as approachable as possible while still being powerful enough to actually track police activity. If you are doing research and would like more direct access to the data feel free to reach out to us.

Adding Data

As a community-powered project, the best way to get started actually adding information to CopDB is to join the chat server. Sign-ups for CopDB are not always open, but if they are you create an account and start adding data right away at If they are not open you can almost always get an invite by either asking in the chat server or emailing us.