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Michigan State Police's FY 2011 Smart Policing Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $400,000)

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 Michigan Department of State Police will implement evidence based policing strategies throughout the organization. The grant funded initiative will assist in developing more efficient and effective methods of operation as a means to best use limited resources. Michigan State University will serve as a research partner. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2011