On May 10, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) will present a webinar on "New Findings in SPI." Since SPI began in 2009, over 50 SPI projects have been funded to test and evaluate evidence-based policing tactics and strategies. This webinar will feature four SPI sites - Boston, Massachusetts; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, California; and Rochester, New York - that recently completed their evaluation research. Representatives from each site will highlight the Smart Policing process implemented (data analysis, strategy development, and implementation), as well as the process and outcome evaluation findings as they relate to their projects:
* Boston, Massachusetts: Improving Homicide Clearances Using an Experimental Design,
* Cambridge, Massachusetts: Reducing Crime with Problem-Solving and Collaborative Focused Deterrence,
* Los Angeles, California: Institutionalizing Operation LASER in the Los Angeles, California Police Department, and
* Rochester, New York: Reducing Violent Retaliatory Disputes with Problem-solving.
This webinar will conclude by describing overarching findings and lessons learned since the inception of SPI, as it relates to the use of various Smart Policing strategies (e.g., offender-based, place-based, organizational change, predictive analytics, technology) to address a variety of crime problems (gun violence, gangs, property crime, homicides, domestic violence, and more).
No cost to attend