Despite spike in shootings, a Chicago community gets a handle on violence –

2016 was Chicago’s most violent year in nearly two decades, with more murders than New York and Los Angeles combined. But the city has made impressive strides toward becoming a safer place – and Englewood is leading the way.
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This is an nice article about how Englewood has reduced crime and made it safer for the community. Part of the solution is the partnership between the police and the Englewood community.

I would like to see an analysis of Chicago’s crime problem to see what the causes are. That way a menu of crime-fighting strategies can be developed and implemented further attacking the violent crime problem.

That fact that Englewood has made improvements to its crime problem is promising.

Boston PD – Body Worn Cameras

Below are links to 2 articles that report Boston PD’s progress on it’s department wide implementation of body worn cameras.   The last link is to the report on the implantation of BWCs

“In January 2015, the Boston Police Department (BPD) committed to implement a pilot body worn camera (BWC) program for its officers. This pilot was intended to help answer policy questions about how the system would operate if and when fully implemented and to address concerns of officers and community members on the use of the technology. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans committed to a rigorous evaluation of this pilot program.”

– This is an excerpt from the Final Report for the evaluation of the implementation of BWCs.

NPR WBUR radio report on Boston PD Body Worn Cameras article on Boston PD Body Worn Cameras

Here is the link to the study:


Precision Policing

William Bratton one of the Greatest Leaders in Policing talks about his latest concept of policing – Precision Policing.  Here is an excerpt from his recent article:

“Fortunately, a Peel-inspired template exists for how policing can effectively confront the Great Divide, prevent crime and disorder, and address other pressing problems such as the opioid epidemic, homelessness, and quality-of-life concerns—a strategy built on lessons from earlier crucibles, best practices from around the country, and effective collaboration among political leaders, the police, and the public. Coauthor Bratton and his executive team, of which coauthor Murad was a member, named it “precision policing.””

Links to Bratton’s article and interview from the City Journal:

William Bratton – Precision Policing in the City-Journal

Interview: Bratton on “Precision Policing”