PSN Training and Technical Assistance Bulletin – April 2020

Included in this issue:

TRAINING on Disrupting and Eliminating Drug Crime

Drug Market Intervention (DMI) is a strategic problem-solving initiative aimed at disrupting and eliminating open-air drug markets and associated crime, violence, and disorder. On October 22 – 23, 2019, Michigan State University offered customized DMI training to a local law enforcement agency and its PSN partners planning to conduct additional DMIs. While onsite, the trainers held a public forum on the value of DMI to the community.

PEER EXCHANGE on Gun Crime Intelligence

On September 26 – 27, PSN TTA facilitated a peer exchange to St. Louis for a PSN task force that was interested in enhancing its understanding of how other cities use the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) and Crime Gun Intelligence Centers (CGICs) to combat violent crime. St. Louis provided practical information that helped the visitors develop a hands-on understanding of their approach. The visiting PSN task force has developed a working group with the goal of establishing its own CGIC.

ASSESSMENT on Strategic Messaging to Support Police-Community Relations

Strategic communications expert Laura McElroy conducted a strategic messaging assessment for a PSN agency on December 5. During the onsite visit, Ms. McElroy assessed the effectiveness of current communication practices and reviewed communications policies. The assessment resulted in actionable recommendations to strengthen internal and external communications practices.