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Frisco Police Citizen Contact Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Collin/Denton Counties
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $294,447)

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 addresses 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. This grant program seeks to build upon data-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state and local law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime within their jurisdictions.

The city of Frisco will implement a program that engages the community in combating crime. The project will focus on a subsidized housing complex where a large number of crimes are reported. Goals will be accomplished by assigning a police officer to the area for patrol, calls for service, and general interactions with residents in an effort to build relationships and dispel misperceptions and mistrust of law enforcement. The city will partner with community and faith based organizations to provide additional services as needed. The University of Texas at Dallas will serve as the research partner, tasked with program evaluation.


Date Created: September 14, 2011