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Pullman Police Department's Smart Policing Safety Camera Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $300,000)

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 Pullman, Pullman Police Department will effectively deter, detect, and apprehend criminals, with a special emphasis on violent crimes and public disorder in the College Hill area of the city. The neighborhood is home to a majority of off-campus housing for University of Washington students, and is also a hot-spot for nearly all violent crimes occurring in the city. Through the grant, Pullman City will purchase and install safety cameras in targeted locations to provide live footage to police officers. Strategies to combat crimes will also be developed. The University of Washington will serve as the research partner, and will assist with data collection and analysis. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2011