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C3 Policing in Springfield

05/06/2013 3:06 PM | Deleted user

Originally posted by MACA15:

During our January 2013 monthly meeting we had the pleasure of seeing a presentation on C3 Policing or Counter Criminal Continuum Policing. The Massachusetts State Police have been using an adaptation of military counterinsurgency strategies and tactics to turn around a very bad gang situation in North Springfield. To those who have been in law enforcement for many years these tactics and strategies look like a mixture of Community Policing and the practical application of Crime & Intelligence Analysis. No matter what you call this program the results show that the Troopers have been very effective and they should be commended for coming up with this excellent model that can be adapted to departments facing similar issues.

The program has been so succesful that "60 Minutes" ran a piece on it on Sunday May 5th. 

For those who missed the January presentation we have invited the State Police to give a presentation at our 16th Annual Conference from May 13 – 17, 2013. This program is so good that we will probably be asking Trooper Cutone and his team back for our 17th Annual Conference from May 12 – 17 in 2014.

Getting Creative

Posted on December 13, 2012 by Tiana Antul Posted in Blog

A friend and colleague of mine recently shared this with me. It's a must-see short video PSA created by the Tampa Police Department reminding folks to lock their car doors and hide their bags when they're out doing their holiday shopping… two simple preventative measures that could reduce the number of car break ins Tampa PD responds to this holiday season.

I admit (somewhat ashamedly) to watching it over, and over, and over again, but then who can resist good-humored police officers donning Santa hats performing a feebly choreographed routine while singing catchy crime prevention lyrics set to the melody of a familiar favorite Christmas carol? I couldn't.

Some of the lyrics at the end are a stretch (in my opinion). Most car break victims don't help the police "catch the crook", and victims rarely "get back all the stuff he took". But in the spirit of the holiday season I'll give TPD a pass and chalk it up to rounding out their PSA with the most optimistic and desirable outcome. And while I doubt any of us will be persuading our departments to start film production any time soon, it should at least get you thinking about how you can translate this creative spin to your analytical products. After all, getting and keeping people's attention is half the analytical battle. I'm not suggesting you sport a Santa hat, but maybe it's time to spice up those reports.

Enjoy, and have a safe holiday…

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