Smart Policing Initiative

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in collaboration with CNA, is pleased to support the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI, formerly known as the Strategies for Policing Innovation Initiative). The SPI program is a collaborative effort among BJA, 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. This website features information, findings, research, and tools from SPI sites across the nation. We hope interested users find this website to be a useful resource as they learn about innovative policing strategies.

Innovation Highlight

Make sure to check out recently released Tempe Final Report including a rigorous evaluation of a de-escalation training! 

Read the report here.







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