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The Strategies for Policing Innovation Initiative: Reflecting on 10 Years of Innovation

Christopher M. SunJames R. “Chip” Coldren, Jr.Keri RichardsonEmma Wohl
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Law enforcement agencies continue to develop new and innovative strategies to better support and police the communities they serve, from integrating gunshot detection technologies into dispatch systems to improve response times during shootings, to collaborating with local health and social service organizations to address issues such as homelessness or substance abuse in comprehensively ways. Over the past 10 years, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the CNA Institute for Public Research (IPR), has supported law enforcement agencies across the country in implementing innovative policing approaches through the Strategies for Policing Innovation Initiative (SPI, formerly the Smart Policing Initiative). SPI supports not only the development and implementation of innovative policing strategies, but also the research partnerships that result in in-depth analyses and rigorous evaluations of these strategies to advance what is known about effective and efficient policing practices. This report examines SPI’s accomplishments since its inception in 2009 and explores some of the major themes across SPI initiatives in both policing and policing research, including the following:

  • Reductions in violent crime
  • Improved crime analysis capabilities in police agencies
  • Evolution of research partnerships with SPI sites
  • Collaborative partnerships with agencies, organizations, and community stakeholders
  • Integration of technology into policing
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Details

  • Pages: 20
  • Document Number: IIM-2018-U-018471-Final2
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2019
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