As planned, we're using the money from our first grant award to cover two full-time salaries! For the first time, we will have a small full-time staff dedicated to bringing the PDAP vision of a transparent police system a reality.
Who we hired
Josh Chamberlain has been volunteering with PDAP for about a year and a half, using their design background to crystallize what PDAP is building and why. They also do Executive Director things, like keeping PDAP legally established and looking for funding.
Jacob Quinn Sanders now has responsibility for our code, working with the PDAP community to create the best possible open-source utilities for accessing police data. He has a fantastic background as a news reporter and editor, often working on the municipal data problems we're trying to solve here. He has since established himself as a programmer, data expert, and all around great fit for the role at PDAP.