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New Spotlight Reports

SPI is pleased to announce the release of two new Spotlight Reports: SMART Approaches to Gun Violence and Lowell, Massachusetts Smart Policing Initiative: Reducing Property Crime in Targeted Hot Spots.

   

Both these reports can be accessed on the SPI Spotlight Report page.

 

Upcoming SPI Events

SPI Spring National Meeting 04/29/2014 - 12:30pm - 05/01/2014 - 12:00pm
Indio SPI Symposium 05/06/2014 - 9:30am
FY 2014 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program Solicitation Due 05/06/2014 - 11:59pm
Brooklyn Park Site Visit 05/07/2014 (All day)

 

 

SPI Site Updates

Kansas City, Missouri  

A special on KCPT's The Local Show discusses Kansas City SPI's No Violence Alliance (NOVA). The goal of Kansas City NoVA is measurable reductions in violent crime, particularly murders and aggravated assaults with guns. 

 

 

New Haven, Connecticut  

New Haven SPI kicks off a 13-week foot patrol experiment in hot spots within Newhallville, one of the most troubled neighboords in New Haven.

"The idea is to get cops out of cars and into neighborhoods, making face to face contact with the people there, instead of having more random drive-bys by police cruisers." - WTNH News"

Photo credit: New Haven Independent (July 20, 2013)

 

Indio, California  

Indio Police Department's SPI continues to host community meetings and community safety fairs in partnership with local businesses.  At the right is a photo from a recent community safety fair focused on home security.  Read more about their efforts here.

 

Philadelphia, PA  

Philadelphia's Foot Patrol Experiment in the news

A July 24, 2013 article posted by Tom Ferrick on philly.com, "Research fuels drop in crime in Philly", discusses the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment and its impacts on crime rates and policing strategies in the police department.   Read more about the Philadelphia SPI on their site page here.

"The Foot Patrol Experiment proved that assumption [that foot patrols did not reduce crime] wrong. In the areas where foot patrols were used in 2009, violent crime went down by 23 percent."

From philly.com article by Tom Ferrick

 

SPI and Gun Violence  

On January 9, 2013, Hildy Saizow (SPI Subject Matter Expert) participated in Vice President Joe Biden's gun-control task force. During this meeting, Ms. Saizow provided recommendations for the dissemination and promotion of Smart Policing strategies to reduce violence.  

 

 

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