BJA Highlights “Intelligence-Led Policing” Efforts


The federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) identified 10 law enforcement agencies that have had success combating crime through “intelligence-led policing,” in a recent report.

The report details innovative policing experiments, in which departments' sought to apply ideas or principles from other disciplines.

The police department in Austin, TX applied the principles of crime prevention through environmental design, according to the report. Recognizing that population and geographic growth in Austin presented emerging crime challenges, the department studied tactical, operational and strategic responses to individual crimes. Ultimately, “the department realigned patrol bureaus and beats around activity and call/problem demand, rather than geography.”

Other departments highlighted in the report include: Evans County, G.A., Medford, O.R., Milwaukee, W.I., Palm Beach County, F.L., Phoenix, A.Z., Richmond, V.A., San Diego, C.A., San Francisco, C.A. and Tampa, F.L.

Read the report HERE.

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