Open Data Portal

The Norman Police Department joined the Police Data Initiative to promote the use of open data to encourage joint problem solving, innovation, enhanced understanding, and accountability between the community we serve and our agency. NPD was the first agency in Oklahoma to join the Police Data Initiative in September 2016.

This site provides a consolidated listing of open data sets that NPD has identified as important and tailored to the Norman community. NPD's Open Data Portal stands to further our agency's transparency, build community trust, and strengthen accountability, while also engaging our community partners and members. We recognize that open data and community trust are all essential to true community policing. 

All NPD datasets are housed in the Open Data Portal. Each dataset is provided to provide insight and important context to policing and public safety in Norman. Datasets are updated on a quarterly basis. 

Data Sets

Calls for Service

The Calls for Service data set includes information from our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system regarding all calls for service for the police department only. This data set includes calls for service by date, time, call type, status, source, priority, and location. 

Calls for Service Data Sets

Complaints & Inquiries

The complaints and inquiries data set includes all complaints received by the Norman Police Department. These complaints or inquires can be received in writing, by email, in-person, or by telephone. Anonymous and third-party complaints are also accepted and investigated to the extent that sufficient information is provided. The information contained in these data sets, along with community and departmental demographic data, may provide researchers with valuable insight that can move beyond subjective or anecdotal claims involving complaints concerning Norman Police Department employees.

Complaints & Inquiries Data Sets



The Contacts data set includes information from our records system regarding the demographic breakdown of both the community members that interact with the police and the demographic breakdown of the police themselves during traffic and parking contact. 

Contacts Data Sets


The Offenses data set includes information from our records system regarding the offense description and the demographic breakdown of both the community members that interact with the police and the police themselves. This data set includes case details, subject breakdown, and arrest details.

Offenses Data Sets

Use of Force

The use of force data set includes information on all documented force. Norman Police Department policy defines forces as the application of physical techniques or tactics, the application of a Control Device, or the presentation of a Conducted Electrical Weapon or Firearm toward another person. 

Use of force is never comfortable and often intense. It is important for both members of the Norman Police Department and the community to remember that the use of force is a critical concern for us all whether appropriately used or otherwise. Officers and community members must have an understanding and appreciation for the use of force applications and limitations. Officers are charged with preserving life and property and keeping the peace in the city. To those ends, they may be required to use reasonable force in carrying out their duties.

Use of Force Data Sets

Additional Information & Resources

Learn more about the Police Data Initiative here

Want to review or analyze data from other law enforcement agencies across America? Visit the Public Safety Open Data Portal

Five Things You Need to Know About Open Data in Policing 


Data specific to the Norman Police Department can also be found:

FBI Crime Data Explorer

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation State Incident-Based Reporting System Report

Oklahoma Highway Safety Office Interactive Collision Map