Each police force collects an handles complaints in its own unique way. This poor data consistency creates huge headaches for researchers. To gain better insight into police behavior across the country, we're helping to establish a unified police complaint data standards
We strive to be fair and neutral in the way we collect and share data. We cannot check the accuracy of complaint allegations, so we never assume that they are true or false. We only present questions and response options that are non-leading. And we always encourage users to share information that's accurate and truthful.
Many laws conceal government-collected police misconduct records from
public view. To counter this problem, OpenRapport.org enables
users to publish uncensored complaints online. Because the best antidote
to secrecy is transparency!
You choose how your rapport information is shared with police and with the public. For example, you can choose to be anonymous. But no matter which option you choose, we will never publish anyone's private information. Learn more about your privacy options. Read more about privacy options
Victims of police misconduct should never have to deal with rude or intimidating police station employees. That's the opposite of openness — because openness requires accessibility. OpenRapport.org is always easy to use and easy to understand. And, of course, we're always available, your in control of your data!
The people who report misconduct should be at the center of the police oversight process.
Police encounters can be chaotic, and the law is complex. That's why people who report misconduct often miss important things or pick allegations that aren't quite right. OpenRapport.org helps you find and organize the details that matter most. We also know the law inside and out, so we'll make sure your allegations match the facts of your story.