In response to growing concerns about the limitations of traditional CompStat and its potential to do so much more, the Vera Institute of Justice and the Police Foundation are partnering to reimagine how CompStat can best serve as a comprehensive performance management tool. Our work began in 2016 with criminal justice researchers and practitioners conceptualizing what a new model could look like, based on what we have learned since CompStat’s founding in 1994. A symposium with these and other experts followed and since then, the Police Foundation and Vera have been further developing this model based on a thorough literature review; site visits to four diverse cities; and interviews and focus groups with police executives, command staff, line officers, investigators, data analysts, community organizations, advocates, and leaders.
In response to concerns about the limitations of traditional CompStat and its potential to do more, the Police Foundation and Vera partnered to reimagine CompStat. Originally referred to as CompStat 2.0, the CompStat360 model was developed through the culmination of many research activities, which commenced with a number of police researchers and practitioners joining together to publish a series of white papers on the inclusion of community policing in police performance management. The white papers were made possible through a seed grant number 2015CKWXK013 from the United States Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office and we are very excited to publish them as a resource to the community of practice.
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Tools and Checklists will be shared to provide further guidance on the various parts of CompStat360.