PUBLIC SAFETY

Development of solutions to reduce crime and better connect high frequency offenders to all the services available in the Public Safety Continuum.

In January 2017, the Long Beach Innovation Team (i-team) began its second priority in Public Safety. With a focus on supporting the Long Beach Police Department, the i-team will research the deployment of resources on data-driven policing, community policing, education, and outreach.

 

The primary objective of this effort is to better understand the experience of high-frequency offenders that interact with the Public Safety Continuum. The targeted outputs will inform the development of solutions to reduce crime and better connect high-frequency offenders to all the services available in the Public Safety Continuum. The Continuum includes police, fire, and all other services that contribute to make Long Beach a better and safer city. The City also reaches out to, and works extensively with, community partners, including neighborhood organizations, nonprofits, and other government agencies.

 

The Police Department uses data-driven approaches to strategically deploy resources and maximize enforcement efforts.  We will work with the Police Department to identify additional methods to cultivate partnerships with other City departments and community members through Safe Long Beach, the City's Violence Prevention Plan. The i-team will help increase accountability and trust with the community, creating a stronger and more integrated 21st Century Police Force.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

 

The primary objective of this research effort is to better understand the experience of high frequency offenders that frequently interact with the Public Safety Continuum.

FIELD RESEARCH

 

The ethnographic research is intended to reveal patterns and areas of opportunity for the high frequency offenders, which will inform the development of solutions.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

  • Population Selection
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Observations
  • Interviews

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