Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $635,345)
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 Miami Beach's Smart Policing Initiative for BWC Data-Sharing will focus on the ability to effectively share information and collaborate with criminal justice organizations. The initiative aims to deal directly with both pre and post BWC deployment issues with particular attention to new methods that change the way that criminal justice system stakeholders collaborate in the preparation of court cases using digital evidence.