Philly PD tries out smart policing

Apologies, folks -- I should have posted this eons ago.

I wrote a story in Monday's Daily News that examined two approaches the Philadelphia Police Department is relying on this summer to combat the rising numbers of homicides and shootings in the city.

The bulk of the story focused on the Smart Policing Initiative, a three-pronged federally funded pilot program that is trying out some -- and not-so-new -- strategies in 60 neighborhoods across the city. A smaller portion of the story checked in on Operation Pressure Point, which is experiencing some growing pains this summer.

Click here to read the story, and chime in with your thoughts below.

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