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The report by Civilytics Consulting covers the history of campus police departments and describes where campus police departments are located, how many people they employ, what kind of arrests they make, and how they compare to city police departments.

I’ve been part of building data science teams and I’ve consulted with many clients on how to improve their data science teams. This list gathers some of the practices I have seen public sector agencies struggle with as they do their work and gives some tips on how to avoid these pitfalls.

In this post I’m going to explain why local government matters more than ever, and why it is critical we take its pulse.

Reviewing the political challenge of holding police accountable and how the same arguments were overcome in building accountability for public schools.

In this post I share three lessons from education that we can use to inform the construction of a performance based accountability system for policing.

My review of one of the best books I have read in the past several years - a thought-provoking examination of the role expertise plays in solving the “wicked” problems we face in modern society.

Last fall I participated in a citizens’ police academy and it gave me a new perspective on policing and police accountability in America.

There are over 18,000 independent police agencies in the U.S. Annually, the U.S. spends $120 billion on police protection, with over two-thirds of those expenditures coming from local revenue sources. On average, police protection costs about $275 per person annually. The Uniform Crime Report provides information on almost all of them.