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Race, Ethnicity and Police Deployment (Webinar)
September 11, 2019
Justice Clearinghouse
City: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Country: Satellite/Web Based
Event Site: Online
Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the country and, in spite of this, remains among the nation's most segregated. Serving the community poses some unique challenges for the Chicago Police Department. There are constant demands to address crime and disorder.

In 2011, the Illinois ACLU sued the city arguing that Chicago officials have failed to ensure that police are deployed equitably across the City's many diverse neighborhoods, resulting in delayed police responses to emergency calls in neighborhoods with higher minority populations. Moreover, they suggested that Neighborhoods with significant ethnic minority populations in Chicago are more likely to have slower response rates to emergency calls and higher rates of serious violent crimes, as compared to predominately white neighborhoods. As a part of that litigation, a county judge ordered that a staffing study be conducted.

This presentation describes that analysis. They employed a workload-based staffing analysis for the Chicago Police Department Bureau of Patrol. Their discussion will describe their analytical strategy, data, and results. In addition, they discuss how understanding deployment in a large multi-layer police agency makes it difficult to identify winners and losers.
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Name: Christina McCale
Title: Editor in Chief
Affiliation: Justice Clearinghouse
Phone: 360-866-0287

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