Category Archives: North America

Problem-Oriented Policing Conference October 2-4 in Houston, Texas

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), … Continue reading

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Speed camera effectiveness

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 … Continue reading

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Canada recognizes National Peacekeepers Day

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 … Continue reading

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POP Guide on focused deterrence

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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Reviewing unfounded sexual assaults

This article reports that Ottawa, Canada will adopt the “Philadelphia Model” in which a multidisciplinary panel reviews reported sexual assaults that police classify as unfounded. The main purpose is not to find specific police errors, but to identify ways of … Continue reading

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Mexico police over-worked, under-staffed

Police officers in Mexico officially log on average 65 hours per week, and actually work even more than that, according to this article. Staffing is uneven — Mexico City has almost 7 officers per 1,000 residents but some violence-plagued regions … Continue reading

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Police service options in Canada

Municipalities in Canada have choices about how to provide police service — have their own police department, join a regional consortium, or contract with provincial police, the RCMP, or another municipality. This article reports a township in Ontario voting to … Continue reading

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