In the News

The Diagnostic Center will be working with the city of Center Point, Alabama to help address public safety and juvenile justice issues through the use of data-driven crime prevention strategies. The Center Point Mayor, Tom Henderson, recently announced the city’s partnership with the Diagnostic Center stating, “The [Diagnostic C]enter’s expertise and resources will be invaluable to the city as we address crime prevention strategies.

The Albert Lea, Minnesota, Police Department (ALPD) recently received the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Associations’ Excellence in Innovation Award Honorable Mention. This award highlights agencies that are improving public safety through strategic leadership and innovation. ALPD is being recognized for their retail loss prevention program that partners with store owners to increase information sharing in order to improve response times. ALPD Deputy Director J.D.

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) publishes a monthly column featuring innovative and creative law enforcement strategies from practitioners across the country. This month, the column explores the Vallejo, California Police Department’s Employee Wellness Program. The Vallejo Police Department (VPD) is known for being a fast-paced and demanding work environment and recognizes the importance of physical fitness to employee heath.

Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. National Police Week draws between 25,000 to 40,000 officers from around the world to participate in a number of planned events in Washington, DC to honor law enforcement. A collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community, National Police Week 2017 will take place from May 14 – May 20.

The Vallejo Police Department was recently awarded the James Q. Wilson Award for Excellence in Community Policing by the Regional Community Policing Institute – California (RCPI – CA) at the California Police Chief’s Association 2017 Conference. This award is presented each year to an agency that has successfully institutionalized the community policing philosophy.

In December 2016, the OJP Diagnostic Center hosted the Symposium on 21st Century Violence Reduction Strategies in Phoenix, Arizona addressing comprehensive, collaborative and effective prevention-oriented approaches to violent crime reduction. The event convened nearly two-hundred key stakeholders from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, probation and parole organizations, United States Attorneys and court practitioners from twenty communities across the United States.