From the Introduction: "The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program provides an innovative framework for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to enhance its support of state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the investigation, prosecution, and deterrence of violent crime, especially crime related to gun violence, gangs, and drug trafficking. Departments and agencies interested in improving their violent crime reduction capacity participate in BJA-sponsored reviews of departmental functions (crime analysis, grants landscape, investigative, technology, etc.) to develop a baseline understanding of their challenges and areas for growth. The crime analysis assessment helps agencies evaluate their capabilities and capacity to analyze and use data to make informed decisions, respond effectively, and prevent crime. The assessment also identifies the various crime analysis training and technical assistance (TTA) opportunities to support agencies in building and enhancing their crime analysis capacities. Nine medium- to large-sized law enforcement agencies across the South, Midwest, and West have completed crime analysis assessments, allowing an opportunity to identify and share common themes, technical gaps, and recommendations found across law enforcement agencies nationwide."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://www.ncjrs.gov/