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NCJ Number: 251059 Find in a Library
Title: Smart Policing Initiative Quarterly Newsletter, Issue No. XXII, Winter 2017
Corporate Author: CNA Analysis & Solutions
United States of America
Date Published: March 2017
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
CNA Analysis & Solutions
Alexandria, VA 22311
Grant Number: 2016-WY-BX-K001
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Type: Newsletter; Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This winter 2017 issue (XXII) of the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) reviews principles, site activities, and technical assistance resources of the SPI, which is administered by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to advance data-based, evidence-based, collaborative policing through planned and tested innovative policing strategies.
Abstract: “SPI Core Principle: Collaboration” explains why and how building community relationships is a key strategy for combating crime and addressing community safety problems under the SPI. Examples of such collaborations in SPI sites were described and studied at Police-Community Collaboration Workshops held throughout 2016 in Oregon, Missouri, and Massachusetts. “Smart Policing Initiative: Site Findings” profiles the Los Angeles SPI’s Operation LASER,, which reduced homicides by just over 22 percent per month in the target division and a 5-percent decrease in gun crimes. Other successful programs briefly described are the Kansas City effort to reduce violent crime, particularly gun-related violence; The Boston program that reduced aggravated assaults; the Baltimore program that reduced homicides; the New Haven program that reduced violent crime in high-risk areas; and successful SPI programs in Phoenix, Pullman, Palm Beach, and Lowell. “Recent SPI Outcomes: Boston, MA” presents a larger description of the Boston SPI effort to improve homicide clearances. “Recent and Upcoming SPI Activities” provides information on upcoming training opportunities for SPI sites. “Reader’s Corner “discusses the advantages and challenges in a police agency’s use of social media.
Main Term(s): Problem-Oriented Policing
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Clearance rates; Community policing; Crime prevention measures; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Homicide; Massachusetts
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