SPUR’s 33rd annual Good Government Awards, held March 19, 2013, honored City of San Francisco employees who have performed exceptionally, becoming models for other agencies and cities around the country.
The Crime Data Warehouse Team was honored for building a web-based, real-time, searchable database of criminal reports that police officers can access on the ground. Susan Giffin, with the support of visionary team members Rodrigo Castillo, Alan Honniball and Leo Solomon, put together a professional technical team to digitize police records, freeing up sworn personnel formerly assigned to deskwork to be in the field. This key transition for the SF Police Department resulted in a real-time search engine to help combat crime and terrorism.
Watch our video on the crime data team’s work: