SPI 101: Preparing for the National Smart Policing Meeting (January 2012)

The Smart Policing Initiative presented a webinar on “SPI 101: Preparing for the National Smart Policing Meeting.” James “Chip” R. Coldren, Jr. (SPI Project Director), Hildy Saizow (SPI Subject Matter Expert), and Vivian Chu (SPI Deputy Project Manager) facilitated this online seminar. During this presentation, they presented the vision, goals and objectives of Smart Policing, gave examples of current Smart Policing Initiatives and research efforts, and discussed some of the challenges sites are experiencing. They also presented the goals and expected outcomes of the upcoming national meeting and how sites can prepare to make the most of their experience. The webinar concluded with a brief overview of the SPI website and its many resources and tools. This webinar was for all Phase III SPI site team members, including coordinators and research partners, particularly those individuals participating in the February 2012 SPI National Meeting.

You can download the slides from this presentation here.


You may wish to read one or more of the following resources in advance of viewing our webinar:

  • A brief on SPI by BJA - “BJA Fact Sheet: Smart Policing Initiative”
  • A paper on Smart Policing by CNA  - “SMART Policing: A Proposed National Initiative"
  • An article by John Eck on external validity - "Reducing Homeless-related crime - Policy is in the Details: Using external validity to help policy makers"