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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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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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999 is 80 years old

This article commemorates the introduction of the 999 emergency telephone number in London, England in 1937. Authorities there first considered 707 and 333 before settling on 999. The U.S. emergency number 911 wasn’t established until 30 years later.

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Why stopping terrorism is so difficult

This article by the director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism succinctly summarizes what has been learned from analysis of every terror attack in the world since 1970 — 156,000 attacks committed by … Continue reading

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Poppy violence in Mexico

This article reports soaring violence in Guerrero, a major poppy-growing region of Mexico. Drug cartels have splintered, vigilante groups have sprung up, kidnappings and extortion are common, and the government depends on the army for public security. Mexico now supplies over 90% … Continue reading

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