The law enforcement field has gone through massive changes over the last half a century. Various programs, models, and related buzzwords made their way into the profession, all with their own merits and disadvantages. The Precision Policing 2.0 Framework integrates elements from some of the most notable policing programs and approaches that came to be as an evolution of the industry in the last couple of years to create a model that can satisfy the key issues that policing is facing today.
This session’s speakers are
- Commissioner William J. Bratton, Senior Managing Director of Teneo Holdings, and the Vice Chairman for the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council
- Cory P. Haberman, Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Crime Science at the University of Cincinnati
- Chief Jon Murad, acting Chief of Police of the Burlington (Vermont) Police Department
Specifics of their discussion include:
- A brief overview of the Public Safety Research Center, its mission, advisory board, and available resources.
- A timeline that unpacks the origins of Precision Policing that started with the professionalization of policing, shifting from response to prevention, community policing, data-driven approaches using CompStat, to more recent intelligence-led and predictive policing.
- The three key issues facing policing today regarding community relations, criminality, and the recruitment and retention crisis and how these all feed off of each other.
- A deep dive into the four tenets that make up Precision Policing.
- The strategies employed for evidence-based crime and disorder prevention.
- Focusing on hotspots where crime tends to be committed, concentrating resources on these, and avoiding the stop-question-and-frisk approach that inadvertently creates issues for some community members.
- Utilizing existing technologies and investigatory techniques to zero in on the prolific offenders and gain trust from community members who are adversely impacted by criminality.
- Directing efforts not just on crimes but also disorder within the community and pushing for more preventive approaches.
- The community engagement and protection piece.
- The multi-level community engagement strategy that touches on individual encounters, neighborhoods, and the entire jurisdiction.
- A look into how the George Floyd case reshaped the police and community dynamics.
- How the defunding movement is a counterproductive measure and impacts community engagement efforts that require resources to be properly implemented.
- The importance of transparency and accountability.
- How these two concepts are crucial to cultivating police legitimacy and advancing partnerships with the community
- The efforts utilizing various technologies and avenues employed by agencies across the country to build out transparency and accountability.
- An example of how transparency and accountability are fostered in use of force incidents.
- How transparency in crime data reporting allow community members to determine which community issues matter the most to them.
- How officer performance, safety, and wellness hold the other three tenets together.
- The elements that must be present to allow officers to perform at their best in their duties.
- The need for improvement in police training and the most pressing topics and issues that police training must be focused on.
- How crises and tragedies can be leveraged to enhance and create training opportunities for police officers.
- Factors to consider that set police officers up for success when planning and scheduling trainings.
- Viewing trainings as a chance to improve productivity and boost officers’ morale instead of an opportunity cost that eats up resources.
- The need for improvement in police training, the value in standardizing it, and the most pressing topics and issues that police training must be focused on.
- “It was all very helpful. Thank you!” — Denise
- “Relevant topic discussions on the increase in violent crime in many U.S. cities Discussion on recruiting and retention crisis.” — Edward
- “To have access to shared experience and knowledge from law enforcement professionals was excellent. Most mid-level supervisors don’t get to experience listening to professors like Dr. Haberman and Commissioner Barton, make since of police theory and practice. Great job!” — John
- “The historical concepts and how they have evolved over time with the implementation of technologies. …Great job overall.” — Jorge
- “Having the Professor, Commissioner, and Acting Chief speak to evidence-based crime & disorder prevention, community engagement & protection, transparency and accountability was paramount. While all the topics are important and valuable, I believe Officer Performance, safety, and wellness has never been more important than it is in our current environment. Thank so much for another information-packed and informative webinar!” — Kathy
- “We have to focus on hotspots and hot groups. Community engagement and restoration of trust is critical. Transparency is a must. Metrics are a must that the community develops. Loved what the Burlington Acting Chief is doing to increase transparency.” — Mary
- “I appreciated the speaker saying that more training is needed to be able to deal with the public as it pertains to mental health clients for example.” — Nadeen
- “Expertly presented.” — Robert
- Police efforts to actively engage in community policing again. — Tracey
- “Experienced expertise provided the foundation and subsequent level of precision policing as food for thought, not an end point.” — Bill
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The University of Cincinnati Institute of Crime Science (ICS) serves as a think tank bridging research and practice that fosters the use of best practices across the criminal justice system through the application of research and knowledge to issues of crime control, administration, and public safety.