Using Data to Build Safer Communities

ShotSpotter’s Director Community Engagement Dr. Gerard Tate was joined by Reverend Damita Davis-Howard from Ceasefire Oakland, John Bush from the City of Savannah’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE), and Wayne Rawlins, President of Ummah Futures International. During the ninety-minute conversation, they discussed the importance of data-driven, community interventions...
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ARPA Funding: More Money is Available to Address Rising Gun Violence

Fighting Crime with the American Rescue Plan Act Last year, President Biden provided guidance that American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds may be used for “investing in technology and equipment to allow law enforcement to more efficiently and effectively respond to the rise in gun violence resulting from the pandemic.”...
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Why a Problem-Oriented Policing Approach is the Future of Patrol

And high-visibility police patrols are a proven crime deterrent. But tight budgets and staffing challenges have increasingly made staffing patrol operations difficult. In this post, we’ll discuss problem-oriented policing, an innovative approach designed to bring policing to where it’s needed most. What is Problem-Oriented Policing and Why is it Important?...