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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

Torrance, CA (USA)

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Time: 10a-3p
Cost: $15 (FREE for SCCIAA members)
Format: In-Person
Host(s) and Co-Sponsor(s): Torrance Police Department and SCCIAA
Location: Torrance, CA Police Department
Lead Instructor: Dr. Joel Caplan

REGISTER: Opens soon
 
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Space is limited. Everything you need to participate will be provided. No prerequisites.
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Lunch will be provided
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Certificate provided upon successful completion

Green Bay, WI (USA)

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Time: 10a-3p
Cost: $15 (FREE for WILEAN members)
Format: In-Person
Host(s) and Co-Sponsor(s): Green Bay Police Department and WILEAN
Location: Green Bay Police Department
Lead Instructor: Dr. Joel Caplan
 
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Space is limited. Everything you need to participate will be provided. No prerequisites.
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Lunch will be provided
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Certificate provided upon successful completion

Conference Sponsorships

Upcoming Events

Carolinas Crime Analysis Association (CCAA)

TRAINING CONFERENCE

March 30-21, 2023
Greenville, SC
 
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We’re a Gold Sponsor! Visit our booth, attend our presentation, and join everyone for the luncheon.
 
See live software demos and take away actionable insights.