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The Role of Technology in the Strategies for Policing Innovation Program: Challenges, Solutions, and Lessons Learned -- Hardware Edition
This report provides case study reviews of Strategies for Policing Innovation sites whose initiatives implemented different hardware technologies: body-worn cameras (Phoenix, Arizona), closed-circuit television (Pullman, Washington), and gunshot location and detection systems (East Palo Alto, California).

The Role of Technology in the Strategies for Policing Innovation Program: Challenges, Solutions, and Lessons Learned -- Software Edition
This report provides case study reviews of sites where Strategies for Policing Innovation initiatives implemented two software technologies: risk terrain modeling (New Haven, Connecticut) and social network analysis (Cincinnati, Ohio; Glendale, Arizona; and Kansas City, Missouri).

Understanding and Responding to Crime and Disorder Hot Spots
This guide highlights hot spots policing and uses the scanning, analysis, response, and assessment (SARA) model as a framework to discuss the process of understanding and responding to hot spots.

SPI is now Strategies for Policing Innovation!
In October 2017, SPI launched a new website, which features information, findings, research, and tools from SPI sites across the nation. We hope interested users find this newly designed website to be a useful resource as they learn about innovative policing strategies.

The Innovations Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy was held in Chicago, IL., on February 27-March 2, 2018. The objectives of the academy included creation of a network of researchers and practitioners actively engaged in partnerships, action research, and use of evidence-based practices.

Date Created: February 27, 2012