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Institutionalizing Offender-Based Police Strategies

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $272,342)

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 Port St. Lucie Police Department (PSLPD) will implement and institutionalize offender-based police strategies within PSLPD by expanding the implementation of the Stratified Model of Problem Solving, Analysis, and Accountability. The repeat offender-based strategies and procedures will be based on current organizational practices that have institutionalized problem solving, analysis, and accountability for other types of problems (e.g., repeat incidents and patterns), and represent a new and important approach for PSLPD to achieve even more success in reducing crime in the City of Port St. Lucie. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will be the research partner. FAU's role will be to collaborate with PSLPD to implement and institutionalize offender-based police strategies. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 6, 2012