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This pilot tool aims to help law enforcement agencies easily find policing strategies they can use. The tool has two broad objectives. The first is to synthesize and disseminate information on policing strategies (including summaries, key process steps, important things to do and to avoid doing, and specific examples) in a form that is readily accessible to practitioners and decisionmakers. The second objective is to provide agencies with general assistance on implementing novel strategies, with a focus on supporting leadership and organizational change management. Because it is a pilot, the tool is expected to develop over time with improvements to the research core, content, presentation, and functionality.

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This project is a RAND Venture. Funding was provided by gifts from RAND supporters and income from operations. Additional support to the project came from a Strategies in Policing Innovation grant to the City of Chicago awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, in cooperation with the Chicago Police Department and City of Chicago. The research was conducted within RAND Social and Economic Well-Being. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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