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Evans County Intelligence Led Policing Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $262,552)

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 Evans County Board of Commissioners will enhance intelligence-led efforts being undertaken by the county Sheriff's Office. The results will be used as a replicable model to change the culture of rural law enforcement through the use of technology, enhanced communications, and data analysis. Georgia Southern University will develop a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of program activities.


Date Created: September 18, 2011