Author Archives: Simsi Team

Fighting Violent Crime with RTM & Support from Federal Grants

Leaders from the Major City Chiefs Association (MCCA) wrote a treatise in 2018 on the demands, tactics, and technologies that can and should be used to address violent crime. This Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide remains useful and relevant today. … Read More

Organized Retail Crime

Organized retail crime and related safety concerns are a big issue for retailers today. It amounts to a $69-100B loss per year for the private sector, and it impacts the public, law enforcement, and justice systems too. Reputations are damaged … Read More

Goodhart’s Law and DICE™

Goodhart’s Law states, “every measure which becomes a target becomes a bad measure,” and rings especially true when examining large-scale interventions. The risk of overly optimizing resources for singularly-focused initiatives, like a city heavily investing in a specific program as … Read More

Make the Most of Your Simsi Mobile App

The Simsi Mobile App extends Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) intel into the field, in the palm of your hand. It’s a powerful way to turn your analyses into action. RTM supports many methods of crime prevention, such as directed patrols … Read More

Here’s the Thing

“Here’s the thing”….“No, not quite.” Or, “Chief, lot’s happened since we last spoke,” are some pretty hard ways to start off a conversation. Disappointing someone’s expectations or not supporting a preconceived notion are things we too often frown upon in … Read More

In a Perfect World

Many police departments struggle to transition out of a purely response-driven mode of operation, especially in today’s climate where resource constraints can make proactive policing seem elusive. You may be challenged to find, hire, and retain the officers you need … Read More

Intersect Tool

Prioritize your resources with RTMDx. Focus on places that need them most! Your RTM analysis is complete. You know which landscape features influence the spatial patterns of incidents . Now you need to identify which places to prioritize for resource … Read More

Merseyside Police (UK)

Merseyside Police adopts geospatial technology to support crime prevention LIVERPOOL, UK: Merseyside Police is using technology to answer the “where and why” of serious violence across the region, to support crime prevention and to enhance public safety.  Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM), … Read More

Behavior Settings

Crime hot spots are chronic illegal behavior settings. You can diagnose their attractors and generators of illegal behavior with Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM), then aim to change the ways these places influence or enable interactions of people that result in repeated … Read More

ASEBP 2023 was Legendary

The ASEBP 2023 conference in Vegas was legendary for many reasons. The Simsi Team is proud to have been a sponsor. Be sure to check out the recorded video presentations (in the Whova app) by Iain Agar (Metropolitan Police Service, … Read More