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Strategies for Policing Innovation

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in collaboration with CNA, is pleased to announce that SPI will now be known as Strategies for Policing Innovation. The Strategies for Policing Innovation program is a collaborative effort among the Bureau of Justice Assistance, CNA, state and local law enforcement agencies, and researchers. It is designed to assist agencies with identifying innovative and evidence-based solutions to effectively and efficiently tackle chronic crime problems in their jurisdictions. In October 2017, SPI launched this new website, which features information, findings, research, and tools from SPI sites across the nation. We hope interested users find this newly designed website to be a useful resource as they learn about innovative policing strategies.

Innovation Highlight

On behalf of the Innovations Suite TTA Team, we are excited to announce the Innovations Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy to be held in Chicago, IL., on February 27-March 2, 2018. The objectives of the academy include creation of a network of researchers and practitioners actively engaged in partnerships, action research, and use of evidence-based practices. The goal is to build capacity for identifying and responding to emerging and chronic crime problems, analysis of these problems, linking strategies to research-based practice, and encouraging a culture of experimentation to further develop and sustain evidence-based practice. More information can be found in the flyer linked below.