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Notes From the Field: Using Evidence-Based Policing to Combat Violent Crime

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February 2020
2 pages
This NIJ "Notes from the Field" article discusses evidence-based policing and the experiences of the Manchester (New Hampshire) Police Department in applying it to focused patrols in gun crime hot spots.
In this article from NIJ's "Notes from the Field" series, which allows leading voices in the field to share their strategies for responding to the most pressing issues on America's streets today, Sgt. Matthew Barter of the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department describes why he became interested in evidence-based policing. He notes how Manchester Police used grant funding in 2015 to provide focused patrols in the gun crime hot spots. Barter also discusses how his department revived place-based approaches a couple years later with a collaboration between Manchester Police, New Hampshire State Police, and New Hampshire Probation and Parole utilizing a Bureau of Justice Assistance Project Safe Neighborhoods grant.

Date Published: February 1, 2020