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

Learn about how SPI agencies are responding to people in crisis and implementing alternative models of police service in a recording of the latest SPI webinar here.

Alternative Responses Webinar Slide

New Resources