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

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funded CNA to work with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing to develop a series of Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) Problem-Oriented Guides for Police. The purpose of these guides is to provide the law enforcement community with useful guidance, knowledge, and best practices related to key problem-oriented policing and SPI principles and practices. These guides add to the existing collection of Problem-Oriented Guides for Police..

Learn about Retaliatory Violent Disputes POP Guide here.

POP Guide






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