Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $349,349)
The Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs is designed to strengthen the criminal justice system by challenging those in the field to identify and define emerging or chronic systemic issues faced by one or more components of the criminal justice continuum (includes but not limited to law enforcement, corrections, courts, and community collaborations) and to propose innovative solutions to address these issues.
Redlands Police Department will create and demonstrate a Social Business Software (SBS) solution for law enforcement agencies by developing an online collaboration platform to facilitate knowledge sharing between the Redlands Police Department and key community stakeholders. Using the online collaborative platform, the applicant will engage community members and organizations in an in an effort to build public/private partnerships. This will include an innovative concept of using "virtual neighborhood watch" and collaboration community knowledge mapping. CA/NCF