Law Enforcement

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, A Conversation with Laurie Robinson and Alfred Blumstein. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 15 at 3 p.m. EST. The webinar will feature an interactive conversation with Laurie Robinson, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and Alfred Blumstein, J.

NCJA Webinar: A Conversation with Laurie Robinson and Alfred Blumstein

This webinar will feature an interactive conversation with former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and Professor Alfred Blumstein, J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research and Former Dean of the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University and chair of the OJP Science Advisory Board

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) are seeking applications for the Nationwide Crime Analysis Capability Project. This solicitation seeks to develop three different law enforcement agencies as models for a robust crime analysis capability, and to develop a toolkit of resources that will be made available nationally to assist law enforcement agencies in improving their crime analysis proficiency.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in coordination with the Smart Policing Initiative released a publication titled SMART Approaches to Reducing Gun Violence. The publication reviews the common strategies that have been employed across nine of the thirty-five SPI-funded sites nationwide where police agencies have targeted gun violence. The common strategies identified for implementation in the nine SPI sites include: •Targeting persistent gun violence hot spots.

IACA’s Crime Analysis Symposium for Law Enforcement Executives

This symposium will provide law enforcement executives with the tools to incorporate crime analysis and evidence-based policing into their everyday practices, making their agencies more effective and efficient in reducing crime in their communities. Executives will be shown how to expand the use of crime analysis throughout their agencies to process data they are already collecting.

Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) Webinar

On May 28, 2014 from 2-3 pm eastern, the Smart Policing Initiative will host a webinar on Data-Driven Approaches to Traffic and Crime Safety (DDACTS). This will be an online, interactive seminar aimed at engaging the SPI community in a focused discussion around recent evidence regarding the effectiveness of DDACTS, how DDACTS reflects Smart Policing Principles, and DDACTS information resources available to police agencies. Four police agencies will also discuss their experiences with DDACTS, including Roanoke County (VA), Metro Nashville (TN), Mesa (AZ), and Shawnee (KS).

Are you participating in the Smart Policing Initiatives 2014 National Conference from April 29 – May 1 in Alexandria, Va.? If so, be sure to stop by the BJA NTTAC table during the networking session from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.

Virginia Center for Policing Innovation

VCPI serves as a powerful resource for public safety and communities nationwide, advancing public safety through the development and delivery of training (onsite and eLearning); consulting; technical assistance; program development, implementation, and management; and much more.  Since 1997, VCPI, a nonprofit organization, has trained over 50,000 public safety professionals and others in a wide variety of public safety topics.

VCPI’s experience and expertise expands beyond the development and delivery of training, to include:

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Measuring What Matters: Building Trust and Legitimacy

The Global Strategic Solutions Working Group (GSSWG) recently released Video Evidence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Resources and Best Practices, which is designed for police chiefs, sheriffs, and line officers to provide answers to straightforward questions they may have regarding properly securing, collecting, storing, and analyzing video, and to provide sources for training.

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