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Training Workshops

Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) is risk assessment for places. It diagnoses crime patterns, and identifies environmental conditions that contribute to crime problems. RTM drives decision-making and action for public safety. This interactive workshop is designed for everyone, without any previous experience or background in data analysis or crime prevention programming. We’ll discuss how to use RTM for resource deployments, investigations, community engagement, and prevention. You will learn how RTM works, review case studies, and gain practical insights and tips to take home for implementation.

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Located in-person at host site

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Police officers (all ranks), city managers, non-profit organizations, business leaders, and other community stakeholders interested in public safety should attend.

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Participants will earn a Certificate of Completion

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Most of these workshops are fully funded through Simsi sponsorship and incur little or no direct costs to host sites. 

Contact Us to host your own local training workshop.

Dr. Joel Caplan works with cities and towns to prevent crime, improve community policing, and make data-informed decisions that enhance public safety. He specializes in GIS mapping and crime pattern analysis, and co-developed Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM). RTM is the underlying technology behind Simsi, a Rutgers University start-up company to which Joel is a co-founder.

Joel is a Professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) and serves as Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security (RCPS). He has professional experience as a police officer, 9-1-1 dispatcher and emergency medical technician. Joel has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and two books, “Risk-Based Policing: Evidence-Based Crime Prevention with Big Data and Spatial Analytics” (2018) and “Risk Terrain Modeling: Crime Prevention and Risk Reduction” (2016). His research on communities, crime and policing empowers multiple stakeholders with evidence to maximize resources and create safer and more secure environments. Joel earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (2008) and is also a proud alumnus of Rutgers University (2004) and The College of New Jersey (2003).

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Upcoming Events

Atlantic City, NJ (USA)

Friday, September 16, 2022

Time: 10a-2p
Cost: $0 (FREE)
Format: In-Person
Host(s) and Co-Sponsor(s): Atlantic City Police Department and Stockton University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Location: John F. Scarpa Academic Center, 3711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Lead Instructor: Dr. Joel Caplan

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Space is Limited

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REGISTRATION: https://forms.gle/hTMvNzNjW3SX8Zfe9

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The South Jersey shore is beautiful in September, stay the weekend!

Burlington, MA (USA)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

 
Time: 10a-2p
Cost: $40 (FREE to MACA members). All proceeds go to MACA.
Format: In-Person
Host(s) and Co-Sponsor(s): Burlington Police Department and MACA (Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts)
Location: Grand View Farm Conference Center
Lead Instructor: Dr. Joel Caplan

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Space is Limited

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REGISTRATION: Opening Soon

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The cost of MACA membership is $40. Support MACA and crime analysts, become a member then attend for free!

Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)

Thursday, October 27, 2022

 
Time: 1p-5p (4-hours)
Cost: By invitation only
Format: In-Person
Host(s) and Co-Sponsor(s): Safe City Mississauga and Sheridan College
Location: Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus
Lead Instructor: Dr. Joel Caplan

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Space is Limited

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To Inquire: Send email to executivedirector@safecitymississauga.on.ca

Conference Sponsorships

Upcoming Events

IACA in Chicago, IL

August 22 – 26, 2022
 
Description: IACA (International Association of Crime Analysts) 2022 Training Conference
Format: In-Person
Location: Palmer House Hilton
Key Activities: Vendor booth

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Come by the booth to meet with us for a demo or Q&A

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INFORMATION: https://iaca.net/conference