Matrix Demonstration Project Offers Two New Modules on Crime Analysis
George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy's Matrix Demonstration Project, which is funded by BJA, recently released two new online training modules: "Crime Analysis for Commanders" and "Crime Analysis for Operations." These FREE BJA-funded trainings are an excellent resource for those interested in crime analysis and how it can benefit law enforcement operations.
View the Problem-Solving Process (SARA) and SPI Webinar
The recent "Problem-Solving Process (SARA) and SPI" webinar, Q&A, and supplemental reading have been posted on the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) web site. The centerpiece of the webinar involved presentations from SPI sites (Boston, Glendale, Lowell, and Palm Beach), who described their problem-solving activities to date. These presentations described the problem that the site identified, how it was analyzed, their approach for addressing the problem, impact on the problem to date (e.g., results), challenges to success for their SPI, and advice they would give to others.
Register for SPI's Facilitating Organizational Change Webinar
Register for the Smart Policing Initiative's (SPI) webinar "Facilitating Organizational Change: Tools for Introducing and Implementing Change in Today’s Law Enforcement Organization," which will be held July 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., eastern time. This webinar will be available on the SPI web site at the above link.
Computer Model Anticipates Crime Hot Spots
A unique collaboration between a University of California, Riverside sociologist and the Indio Police Department (IPD) has produced a computer model that predicts, by census block group, where burglaries are likely to occur. Using the model, IPD has developed interventions to address the problem, and can better anticipate hot spots of criminal activity and deploy officers accordingly. The result is an 8 percent decline in thefts in the first 9 months of 2013. This project was funded with a BJA Smart Policing Initiative grant.
SPI Webinar: Targeting Offenders
Register now for the next Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) webinar, "Enhancing Your SPI Strategy by Targeting High-Rate Offenders," which occurs May 16, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. eastern time.
Smart Policing TTA Solicitation Released
BJA has released the FY 2013 Smart Policing Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program solicitation. Applications are due May 2, 2013.
Upcoming Webinar on Smart Policing
The "Advanced Collaboration: Sustaining SPI through Effective Communication" webinar will be held March 20 at 1:00-2:30 p.m. eastern time. This webinar will present a framework for developing effective communication strategies that will help police build stronger relationships with critical stakeholders and galvanize public support for their Smart Policing Initiatives.
Smart Policing Solicitation Released
BJA has released the FY 2013 Smart Policing Initiative solicitation. Concept papers are due February 14, 2013.
National Center for Campus Public Safety FY 2013 Competitive Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/27/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for development and operation of a National Center for Campus Public Safety to support the field, foster collaboration, facilitate information sharing, and support policy development, model practices, operations, and research that will enhance the safety of the nation’s institutions of higher education.
Smart Policing Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/02/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for a provider to deliver, nationwide, a wide range of training and technical assistance services to agencies participating in the Smart Policing Initiative.
Smart Policing Initiative FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/14/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking concept papers from state, local, or tribal law enforcement agencies interested in developing innovative, analysis-driven approaches to crime.