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Evidence-Based Policing

The renowned criminologist talks about the need to develop effective strategies and programs to reduce gun violence and hold offenders accountable
Chief Philip Lukens has a simple goal: Allow computers to do computer work and humans to do human work
In an NIJ podcast, LEADS Scholars from three police departments discuss how they worked with community organizations and used evidence-based policing to reduce gun violence
In only a year and a half, gun crime in some Tucson neighborhoods has dropped over 75% since the Place Network Investigations program was put into motion
Data from Police1’s “What cops want in 2023” survey suggest the time is ripe for police administrators to do two things
“It is not just about having data, but what you do with that data. It is about sharing that data.”
Police leaders must use data to improve public safety, officer well-being and perceptions of police legitimacy
“These same micro hot spot locations that are disproportionately impacting residents and business owners in these locations also negatively impact our officers.”
U.S. policymakers may want to take note of the approaches adopted by England, Wales and Australia to achieve nationally integrated and intentional police education
Place-based policing is one of the most evidence-based and scientifically supported approaches police can take to prevent crime in their communities
Even the smallest departments can conduct basic crime analysis and evaluation of the impact of police operations