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NCJ Number: 228419 Find in a Library
Title: Smart Policing Initiative
Series: BJA Fact Sheets
Author(s): Michael Medaris; Alissa Huntoon
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: August 2012
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet offers a brief overview of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Smart Policing Initiative which provides funding for 16 law enforcement agencies across the country to identify crime problems and assess the effectiveness of smart policing efforts in addressing these problems through research.
Abstract: Under the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Smart Policing Initiative (SPI), grant awards totaling nearly $6 million were given to 16 law enforcement agencies across the United States (Baltimore, MD Police Department, Boston, MA Police Department, Cincinnati, OH Police Department, Glendale, AZ Police Department, Indio, CA Police Department, Joliet, IL Police Department, Lansing, MI Police Department, Los Angeles, CA Police Department, Lowell, MA Police Department, Memphis, TN Police Department, Palm Beach, FL Sheriff’s Office, Philadelphia, PA Police Department, Reno, NV Police Department, San Diego, CA Police Department, Savannah, GA Police Department, and Winston-Salem, NC Police Department) with the task to identify crime problems and enlist a research partner to assess the effectiveness of their SPI efforts. The intent is to encourage the use of evidence-based practices followed by a research-based demonstration on the effectiveness of their efforts, through the use of performance measures. The lessons learned from these efforts will be made available for use by other law enforcement agencies confronted with similar problems. The experiences of these 16 agencies will add to the body of knowledge of effective police tactics and strategies.
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Funding sources; Grants or contracts; Police agencies; Police effectiveness; Police research; Policing innovation; Research and development
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