Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $682,867)
Strategies for Policing Innovation provides resources and opportunities to enable police agencies to identify and define their most pressing crime problems and institute lasting operational and organizational changes in their agencies. Recipients of this grant program will test promising crime prevention, response, and reduction practices; implement evidence-based interventions; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of police agencies processes and procedures; and establish a system for evaluating their effectiveness. SPI is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Suite of Programs, which is focused on reducing violent crime. These initiatives will coordinate proactively with the PSN team in the respective district of the United States Attorneys Office (USAO) to enhance collaboration and strengthen the commitment to reducing violent crime.
The Pennsylvania State Police will use funds to implement Project TRIAD which will synchronize innovative, technology-driven enforcement strategies, which leverage information received through community input. Project TRIAD is named for its three component parts: Component 1Targeted Enforcement; Component 2Problem Oriented Policing through Community Partnerships; and Component 3Public Outreach. Additionally, a research component will be funded to assess impact.