Wednesday, January 24, 2007
From rrstar.com: University of Wisconsin School of Law CrimProf Herman Goldstein recently discussed and aided the city of Rockford, Illinois in implementing its new M3 crime fighting strategy
Called M3, the unit of nearly three dozen personnel is designed to respond to the city’s so-called “hot spots” of criminal activity, whether it’s a spike in shootings, a rash of burglaries or persistent problems with hoodlums selling dimebags of crack on certain street corners.
The three “M’s” stand for man, manage and measure. The idea is to use the type of data the police receive and dispatch teams accordingly
CrimProf Goldstein, who is also an author and nationally known expert on developing policing strategy, was invited to stay in Rockford for two days to help the city develop the first steps of its program.
“This is long overdue, not just in Rockford, but in much of the country,” Goldstein said. One of his books, 1990’s “Problem-Orientated Policing,” is required reading for all of Rockford’s command staff, Epperson said. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]