Va. police get $125K for predictive policing program

By Tracy Agnew
Suffolk-News Herald

SUFFOLK, Va. — Entities in Suffolk, Va., were recently awarded about $480,000 in grants for various law enforcement and family-support programs from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

The Suffolk Police Department received $125,703 for its predicting policing program, which city spokesman Tim Kelley said will employ a crime analyst to help identify “hot-spot” areas, as well as use predictive policing software and problem-oriented police tactics, all in an effort to reduce crime.

A second grant in the amount of $211,049 will support the continuation of the existing Fifth Judicial District Community Corrections Program, which serves Suffolk, Franklin, Isle of Wight and Southampton, Kelley said.

Full story: Grants awarded for police, families

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