Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $700,000)
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 Los Angeles Police Department will use the funds to assist in the investigation of gang-related homicides and shootings. Funds will be used to identify key factors in clearance and conviction rates through data analysis, and to create an investigator tool based on algorithms for use in the field.