Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $516,123)
Strategies for Policing Innovation, Purpose Area 2: Responding to Precipitous Increase in Crime, provides resources to fund projects that implement technology-driven justice information-sharing solutions at the state, local, territorial, and tribal levels that result in significant cost and time savings and enhance criminal justice policies and practices that promote public safety and reduce crime.
Recipients must: 1) identify a crime that has precipitously increased within the jurisdiction; 2) identify the period of time during which the crime or relevant category of crime increased and provide evidence substantiating the claimed increase; 3) describe the law enforcement and/or justice information-sharing solution or technology to be implemented that will address the identified crime increase and drive its reduction; 4) describe how they will determine the effectiveness of the information-sharing solution; 5) describe how they will develop a comprehensive implementation strategy to reduce and prevent the identified crime(s); and 6) describe how they will assess and report the results to BJA, which will make the results publicly available.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on law enforcement and/or justice information-sharing or applied technology initiatives that will provide information likely to be of benefit to other law enforcement agencies in the United States.
The applicant is proposing the Peoria Police Department Data Sharing Initiative project in order to combat crime response deficiencies, improve data processing technologies, use data integration technologies to provide real-time information to personnel in the field, and ultimately mitigate the precipitous rise of violent and gun-related crime in Peoria. The city will purchase real-time data-sharing and integration software, address the database needs of its Focused Deterrence Program with a custom module, and upgrade its existing computer hardware in order to use these systems efficiently.