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Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing: The 2000 Herman Goldstein Award Winners

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This report presents the winner and five finalists of the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) 2000 Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing (POP).
The Herman Goldstein Award is presented to police officers and police agencies that have demonstrated outstanding innovations in problem-oriented policing and have achieved measurable success in reducing specific crime, disorder, and public safety problems. The award process is convened by a panel of 7 judges who select the winner and 5 finalists from 99 award submissions from around the world. The evolution of problem-oriented policing (POP) and the conceptual model of problem solving, termed the SARA model are described and evidence of POP’s effectiveness is presented. Year 2000 winner of the 2000 Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing was the San Diego Police Department for their Graffiti Prevention and Suppression program that reduced graffiti by 90 percent following its implementation. Program and evaluation data are presented in accordance with the SARA model and Herman Goldstein Award judge’s comments are offered. The other five finalists for the award are presented and the programs are briefly described in terms of the SARA model of scanning, analysis, response, and assessment. Appendix

Date Published: January 1, 2000