Hartford, Connecticut

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Site LE Agency
Hartford Police Department

Site Researcher
Dr. Lisa Barao (Westfield State University)

Site Focus
Gun violence

SPI Strategy
SARA Model, Shooting Response Team

Site Cohort

Site Profile
Small urban area of 18.5 square miles with a population of 121,054

Project Overview

The Hartford Police Department (HPD) hopes to improve police response to non-fatal shootings, as well as clearance of non-fatal shootings. HPD will utilize the SARA Model and a Shooting Response Team. The Shooting Response Team will engage in the following ways: assigning specialized investigators and enhancing investigative effort, adopting a victim-centric investigative approach, engaging in advanced specialized investigative training, and formalizing investigation protocols and peer review of cases.

Methods and Findings