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Schenectady police set sights on hot spots

Data helping determine where, when to patrol

A Schenectady police car makes a left hand turn from Brandywine Avenue to Albany Street as part of a program that targets problem areas for crime and accidents Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A Schenectady police car makes a left hand turn from Brandywine Avenue to Albany Street as part of a program that targets problem areas for crime and accidents Friday.
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For months, a police car sat outside Elmer Avenue Elementary School, trying to reduce crime through its obvious presence. But although the officer did finally get drivers to obey the 15 mph speed limit around the school, crime went up, not down. It was one of many lessons the Schenectady Police Department learned as it began a new approach to policing in 2013. The department is now using crime analysts to figure out where crime ...

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JIMOCONNOR
April 19, 2014
12:23 p.m.

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This is a great article.

It informs us about proactive police activities that go unnoticed.

Thank you very much...

AND THANK SPD

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