Promising Practices of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department

Group: Urban Institute District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute

URL: http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/1001491-DC-Police-Dept.pdf

Description

In recent years, Washington, D.C. has experienced sizable declines in violent crime. These declines have outpaced national trends across most violent crime categories. To explore the role of the Metropolitan Police Department in the violent crime decline, researchers conducted a series of semi-structured interviews with department leadership and staff to understand the critical components within the department's violent crime strategy. Approximately fifty initiatives were discussed. Using extant literature on policing best practices to categorize the initiatives, the study concludes that MPD places significant emphasis on community policing, among other strategies. Implications for the department’s strategic planning process are discussed.

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law enforcement, MPD, Metropolitan Police Department, crime reduction, police

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Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2011

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