Can police use statistics about traffic problems to develop methods of lowering crime rates in a given area? Listen to the authors of a fascinating study on this topic, and learn more about the Smart Policing Initiative.
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Greg Collins is the Research and Analysis Manager for the Shawnee, KS Police Department. He is primarily responsible for CALEA accreditation, policy review and updating, grant management, overseeing the Crime Analysis function, and managing police department volunteers.
Greg joined the Shawnee Police Department as a sworn officer in 1991. In addition to road patrol duties, Greg has worked as a D.A.R.E. officer, detective, patrol sergeant, training sergeant, and traffic safety unit supervisor. Greg has also been a member of the department’s Special Tactics and Response team, and a field training officer. Greg transitioned to his current civilian position in June 2008.
Greg holds a B.A. in Management and Human Relations from MidAmerica Nazarene University and is an IACP Associate member.
Dr. Kevin M Bryant is a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Benedictine College in Atchinson, Kansas. Bryant completed training and was certified in advanced crime mapping by the National Institute of Justice.
Hot Spots Policing https://www.crimesolutions.gov/PracticeDetails.aspx?ID=8
Smart Policing Initiative http://www.smartpolicinginitiative.com/
NIJ Overview of Program Profile: Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) in Kansas
National Institute of Justice http://www.nij.gov