ITHACA, N.Y.—The Ithaca Police Department announced the release of the new Ithaca Police Community Dashboard on June 8.

Acting Chief John Joly said in a press release that the dashboard, which is interactive, will allow community members to gain an understanding of the types of calls the IPD responds to as well as the volume of calls. 

The dashboard also provides information on where calls are coming from, the number of officers deployed and the average number of assigned calls per shift. Joly said the data is compiled from IPD’s InTime timekeeping software and Spillman records management software.

“This is a work in progress and we hope to add to this over time,” Joly said in the press release. “There is also a button to allow members of the public to provide feedback, suggestions or requests.”

The information in the dashboard is from January 2022 to present day. So far, there have been 8,227 calls with 7,903 involving no arrests and 324 calls involving an arrest. The data on the dashboard is updated weekly.

Community members can click each individual response location and see what the call type and observed call was along with the number of each call made. There is also a tutorial video that walks through the different components of the dashboard and how they work.

The highest reported call type is assist calls which makes up 1,013 of the 8,227 calls since January and the second highest is property check calls with 863 calls. The highest number of observed call types was property check with 824 and unable to locate coming in second with 752. As for response location, the Ithaca Police Department itself was number one with 481 and the second most common location was the Ithaca Arthaus with 285 calls.