This press release identifies four projects chosen as finalists in the 2017 problem-oriented policing competition held by the New Zealand Police. According to the contest lead, “All these initiatives reflected what it means to be a high-performing organisation, with our people identifying issues, taking leadership of the solutions and working in partnership with others to bring the best results for our communities.”
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Tagged New Zealand
This article summarizes an experimental study of low-harm domestic abuse first offenders in Hampshire, UK. Men who attended 10 hours of small-group discussions were 35% less likely to reoffend and caused 27% less harm over a 12-month period than those in the control group who merely received conditional cautions. Officials hope to replicate the study in several other UK forces.
Posted in Europe
The 2017 Problem-Oriented Policing Conference will be held October 2-4 in Houston, Texas. The preliminary program is available here, and registration for the conference can be completed here. Goldstein award finalists making presentations are police agencies from Cincinnati, Eureka (CA), Houston, Lancashire (UK), Durham (UK), and Victoria (Canada).
This web page summarizes a recent systematic review of the impact of speed cameras, with links to the full study and advice for implementation. The review of 51 studies across 15 countries found, on average, a 52% reduction of vehicles exceeding the speed limit and a 19% reduction in collisions, with benefits exceeding costs by at least a 3:1 ratio.
Posted in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania
Tagged Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Spain, UK, USA
This statement from the RCMP acting commissioner commemorates National Peacekeepers Day and thanks the 87 Canadian police currently serving missions in Colombia, Haiti, Ukraine, Palestine, and Iraq. He notes that these officers “work closely with domestic and international partners to rebuild and strengthen police services in countries experiencing conflict or upheaval. They also support local police in building their capacity through training and mentoring.”
The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing has published a guidebook on focused deterrence of high-risk individuals, available here. A full listing of the POP Center’s 99 problem, response, and tool guides is found here.
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In a speech to police leaders from several South and Southeast Asia nations, the prime minister of Sri Lanka said “the need of the hour is to establish a Police University.” He cited terrorism, international crime, and “globalization, the development of connectivity, the development of technology” as challenges demanding advanced police education and training, according to this article.
Posted in Asia
Tagged Sri Lanka