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Thursday, October 30, 2014

BJA Crime Analysis Consortium Resources

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funds several projects that offer guidance, training and technical assistance to law enforcement regarding crime analysis. The growing need for an analytic solution can be found through the following BJA projects designed to assist state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.
  • BJA Fellow: Increasing the Crime Analysis Capacity of Law Enforcement Agencies. Dr. Laura Wyckoff of the University of Maryland is serving as a fellow to BJA for the purpose of increasing crime analysis capacity of law enforcement agencies nationwide.
  • Increasing Analytical Capacity: Training for the Law Enforcement Executive. BJA, in partnership with the Police Foundation, provides training and resources for executives on innovative practices for using crime analysis to increase effectiveness of efforts and reduce crime. The Police Foundation will deliver regional workshops for law enforcement executives.
  • Increasing Analytical Capacity: Crime Analysis for Chief Executives. BJA, in partnership with the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, provides a series of regional and online training events in which agency teams create customized action plans for the implementation of better analysis and use of analysis.
  • Building a Nationwide Crime Analysis Capability. BJA, in partnership with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, is identifying, assessing and leveraging best practices and lessons learned from existing Crime Analysis Centers. Three pilot sites will be selected to assist in the development of a robust crime analyst capability and to develop an implementation toolkit of resources.
BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center: Crime Analysis on Demand. The BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center facilitates the delivery of high-quality, strategically focused training and technical assistance (TTA) to achieve safe communities nationwide. NTTAC will identify providers to deliver services and products that address analytical gaps and needs for crime analysts and law enforcement personnel, and to demonstrate successful implementation of TTA strategies.

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