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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $291,187)

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 Grangeville will implement strategies to combat prescription drug abuse. Goals will include enhancing the detection and investigation of prescription drug trafficking and sales, and developing clarity and best practices in the use of information available through the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. A research partner will advise on program development. Efficient, cost effective measures that may be replicated in other small cities will be developed through the partnership.


Date Created: September 14, 2011