Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $462,373)
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.
Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department will use grant funds to support three main goals: 1) identify and promote technology solutions that target violent crime; 2) establish new and leverage existing partnerships to enhance the ability to respond; and 3) improve information-sharing capacity through the use of technology solutions. The evaluation of the proposed project aims to examine implementation and tangible impacts.