Law Enforcement Forecasting Group (LEFG)
The Law Enforcement Forecasting Group helps BJA anticipate emerging crime trends and identify developments in tactics, strategies, and technologies that might assist law enforcement agencies provide quality police services. Composed of law enforcement executives and criminal justice researchers, LEFG members provide invaluable environmental scanning that BJA uses to develop new programs to test concepts and to create training and technical assistance programs that are immediately relevant to the law enforcement field. LEFG members have identified five top priorities for BJA law enforcement programs as: 1) crime analysis capacity building; 2) gun violence; 3) information sharing; 4) human resources (recruiting, training, retaining); and 5) social media.
For more information about LEFG or to suggest trends, technology, and practices for consideration contact Steve Edwards, Senior Policy Advisor, at email@example.com.
LEFG has produced the following reports:
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LEFG is not a funded program.
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Increasing Analytic Capacity of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies: Moving Beyond Data Analysis to Create a Vision for Change
, (NCJ 242572) BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This report provides an in-depth look at the successful integration of analytics within law enforcement agencies. It examines the application and impact of several initiatives, some of which are based on intelligence-led policing.
Leading Our Most Important Resource: Police Personnel Issues in the Year 2020
, (NCJ 242573), BJA-Sponsored, 2013. In this paper, the authors have attempted to envision personnel issues that will affect U.S. police departments by the year 2020. Studies dealing with the future are by their very nature speculative. However, every effort was made to ensure that the forecasts contained in this report were built upon solid ground.
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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.