Street Smart Blog

John Bennett

In 2002, the Tampa Police Department (TPD) set out to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for its communities. By 2008, TPD realized a -52% drop in UCR Part One Crimes, but hit a plateau after 67- months of consecutive reductions. The author of this blog series, John Bennett [retired Assistant Chief from TPD] and a small, caring team of crime- fighting innovators discovered a process to not only break through the 2008 plateau, but to take the agency down an additional -51% in Part One Crimes. In 2012, this was embedded into NC4 Street Smart as a way to pave the journey forward to fellow agencies who either wish to reduce crime further or sustain their current reductions while keeping their troops safe and gaining community trust.

Recent Posts

Capstone: The Essence of Street Smart

As this 12-part series, the eSSence of Street Smart, wraps up, it’s helpful to look back and review the common denominator all agencies share who...

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Part XII: The Essence of Street Smart: Synchronous

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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Part XI: The Essence of Street Smart: Sustainment

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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Part X: The Essence of Street Smart: System Results

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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Part IX: The Essence of Street Smart: Synergy

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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Part VIII: The Essence of Street Smart: Sourcing

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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Part VII: The Essence of Street Smart: Sense-Making

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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Part VI: The Essence of Street Smart: Strategic

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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Part V: The Essence of Street Smart: Surgical

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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Part IV: The Essence of Street Smart: Simple

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law...

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