Archive for the ‘COP/POP’ Category

POP conference October 2-4

August 15, 2017

The 2017 Problem-Oriented Policing Conference will be held October 2-4 in Houston, Texas. The preliminary program is available here, and registration for the conference can be completed here. Goldstein award finalists making presentations are police agencies from Cincinnati, Eureka (CA), Houston, Lancashire (UK), Durham (UK), and Victoria (Canada).

Re-energizing COP in Chicago

August 11, 2017

It might surprise some to know that Chicago had an innovative city-wide community policing strategy in the 1990s and early 2000s (known as CAPS) that was carefully evaluated, showing positive results. This article and this press release indicate that a new advisory committee is recommending the city return to that strategy as part of its response to current issues and problems. The committee’s report is here.

POP Guide on focused deterrence

August 9, 2017

The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing has published a guidebook on focused deterrence of high-risk individuals, available here. A full listing of the POP Center’s 99 problem, response, and tool guides is found here.

Community policing to counter violent extremism

August 5, 2017

This report provides a thorough description and assessment of an LAPD initiative to counter violent extremism by using community policing. The process evaluation concluded that “adopting a community policing model is a necessary approach to better protect and serve communities at risk for violent radicalization.” The study identified numerous challenges to such an approach, including opposing narratives within communities over whether to cooperate with police, but also identified practical ways to overcome differences and build resilience.

Resident officers in Elgin & Rockford

July 1, 2017

This article reports that Rockford is adopting a resident officer program pioneered a couple of decades ago in Elgin, another Illinois city. The program gives officers rent-free homes in at-risk neighborhoods in return for a 2-5 year commitment. In Elgin, the chief and several commanders are alums of the program — one says “It’s a position that really builds great police officers.”

Michael Scott on POP

June 28, 2017

This video link is a 1-hour interview of Michael Scott, Director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, conducted at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He describes and explains POP and reflects on modern challenges facing police and communities.

Police leadership resources added

June 14, 2017

BJA’s “Executive Session on Police Leadership” website has added two new resources. The “Something to Say” page offers a range of audio, video, and text viewpoints. An essay by Darrel Stephens discusses how to create police-community relationships that can survive a controversial police shooting incident.

Response times in San Diego

June 1, 2017

According to this article, San Diego PD has been able to maintain its quick response to emergency calls despite reduced staffing. However, response to non-emergencies has gotten significantly slower and officers have less time for problem solving and community engagement, a situation likely affecting other cities as well. More officers, more overtime, and non-sworn responses are mentioned as potential remedies.

COP awards in New Jersey

May 23, 2017

This story reports on several police departments recently recognized by the New Jersey Attorney General for community policing initiatives aimed at building trust and increasing transparency, including Newark and Camden and some smaller agencies.

2017 POP Conference

May 15, 2017

This announcement is a reminder that submissions for the 2017 Herman Goldstein Award for outstanding problem-oriented policing are due by June 1st. Award finalists will present their projects at the POP Conference in Houston October 2-4. Further information about this year’s conference and featured sessions is available here.