Crime Strategies Unit Improves Timely Identification of Local Crime Drivers (2019)

Office of the Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney (Flint, MI)

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In order to address deficiencies in timely information sharing regarding local crime drivers, the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO) Crime Strategies Unit (CSU) is investing in NC4 Street Smart technology, which produces crime bulletins to alert officers to issues in the field and allows up-to-date information to be transmitted instantaneously.

Previously, the CSU which is staffed by GCPO employees and prosecutors, local law enforcement, and welfare agencies, gathered street-level intelligence to identify local crime drivers, but lacked the tools to transmit that information to line officers. In addition to using NC4 Street Smart technology bulletins, they also plan to hire a legal assistant to update the CSU database, develop crime maps and the arrest alert system, and ensure regular communication between CSU personnel and street-level law enforcement officers.