Baton Rouge launches public safety mapping platform

Baton Rouge launches public safety mapping platform

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mayor-President Kip Holden and other Baton Rouge leaders announced the launch of a new interactive digital mapping platform Thursday.

Officials said it consolidates various forms of public safety-related information into one location called Baton Rouge Public Safety Common Operational Platform (PSCOP).

They added PSCOP will centralize safety data for the Baton Rouge Police Department, which is piloting the program.

Police Chief Carl Dabadie calls PSCOP "transformative" technology that will help in crime fighting and emergency response.

Here is the list of actual map layers and data products integrated into PSCOP:

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) for on- and off-duty police vehicles
Crime Incidents
Traffic Incidents
Traffic Cameras
Police Districts and Zones
Critical Infrastructure
Special Event Road Closures
Population and Demographics
Business Locations

PSCOP is a collaboration between BRPD, the Department of Information Services and the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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