Evidence-Based Strategy or Program Evaluation
Programs, policies, or strategies implemented within law enforcement agencies are rarely evaluated regarding their effectiveness. Did the program or strategy have the desired outcome? Unfortunately, we usually do not know for sure. Sometimes, however, an agency’s program or strategy is challenged by a local community group or politician, or a policy is challenged by an officers’ union. At other times, funding cuts jeopardize the continuation of a program. In such cases, our team can often provide an evaluation of the program, policy, or strategy by examining your agency’s data, or combining it with other data sources, to determine if it had the intended impact. Depending on the type of program or strategy involved, it sometimes is even possible to estimate how much of a financial savings resulted from the program.