Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $500,000)
The goal of Detroit’s Smart Policing Project is to implement new, data-driven community policing strategies that are specifically designed to prioritize the improvement of interpersonal relationships between returning citizens, the Detroit Police Department (DPD) and the community. The target population for this project includes approximately 17,000 individuals under community supervision who reside in the City of Detroit. Results will be measured by analyzing “negative police contacts” involving returning citizens. Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies will serve as Research Partner for this initiative. DPD will also coordinate with the Michigan Department of Corrections for information sharing, and “on the ground” with agents as necessary. An action plan for the project will be built using the SARA model (Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment).