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Recent Updates
Dear SPI Community,
Please check out recent updates from the Smart Policing Initiative:
  1. BJA releases SPI site solicitation. 
  2. SPI releases our Winter Quarterly Newsletter.
  3. Shawnee, KS SPI updates us on DDACTS.
  4. Upcoming SPI Events
  5. Newly added resources featuring information about building trust, addressing drug markets, and hot spots policing.
In This Issue:
  • Recent Updates
  • SPI Site Solicitation
  • Quarterly Newsletter Released
  • Update from Shawnee, KS SPI
  • New Resources
  • Upcoming Events
Bureau of Justice Assistance Accepting SPI Site Applications
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has released the FY 2016 funding opportunity for the Smart Policing Initiative. As stated in the grant notice, SPI as a "grant program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions."

Applications are due April 12, 2016. The solicitation can be found on the Office of Justice Programs current funding opportunities site here.
RFP front page
SPI Winter Quarterly Newsletter Released
Newsletter front page
SPI is pleased to announce the release of our Winter 2016 Quarterly Newsletter. This exciting issue features articles on the following topics:
  • SPI's recent community collaboration workshop in Pullman, WA;
  • New SPI subject matter experts in body worn cameras;
  • Recent research on the use of SPI principles in agencies nationwide;  
  • A reader's corner on mental health response in law enforcement;
  • And more!

You can read the newsletter on the SPI website here.

Update from Shawnee, KS SPI
The Shawnee, KS SPI site wanted to share an update about sustainability in their agency. Although their SPI funding concluded in 2013, Shawnee Police Department has been hard at work continuing their Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) program. This program has endured beyond their funded period and through a change in police leadership. In January 2016, they expanded DDACTS into a third location. DDACTS principles are included in new officer training as well as ongoing workshops for tenured officers.

Look for more information about Shawnee PD's successes in an upcoming Quarterly Newsletter!
Representatives from Shawnee PD recently presented about their DDACTS program at the New York Police Department.
New Resources
Upcoming Events
  • March 31 2016: SPI Presentations at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference
  • April 12 2016: SPI site applications due
  • June 8 2016: SPI webinar on Experimental Design, more details forthcoming!
Bureau of Justice Assistance Smart Policing Initiative