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Intelligence Led Policing and Social Network Analysis

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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 Attorney’s Office (USAO) to enhance collaboration and strengthen the commitment to reducing violent crime.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) will use the funds to provide the resources needed to create a violent prolific offender list, monitor violent and drug crime activity, and create an evidence-based focused deterrence approach to crime reduction. Specifically, this funding will secure a dedicated criminal intelligence analyst position to focus on the development of products related to violent prolific offenders and their networks. To support and evaluate the program implemented by PCSO, the University of South Florida’s Department of Criminology agrees to collaborate as a process and impact evaluator, and has collaborated actively in the development of this proposal and problem identification.

Date Created: October 1, 2018