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Winston-Salem Intelligence-Led Problem Oriented Policing Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $299,050)

This program is funded under both the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), the Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system.

The Smart Policing Initiative seeks to build upon the concepts of 'offender-based' and 'place-based' policing and broaden the knowledge of effective policing strategies. The most convincing research demonstrates that 'place-based' or 'hotspot' policing reduces violent crime and neighborhood disorder. This initiative address the need for effective policing that requires a tightly focused, collaborative approach that is measurable, based on sound, detailed analysis and includes policies and procedures for accountability.

The City of Winston-Salem wll support the Winston-Salem Police Department's (WSPD) implementation of the Intelligence-Led Problem Oriented Policing Project to address crimes in Winston City. Intelligence-led policing is the use of information plus analysis to provide law enforcement executives with facts and options that can inform critical decisions. The Center for Community Safety at Winston-Salem State University will serve as the research partner with Denise Nation, Associate Professor in the Justice Studies Program as the project researcher. WSPD will accomplish their goals by combining elements of intelligence-led policing and problem-oriented policing strategies focused on drug and high crime hot spots.


Date Created: September 15, 2009