Curt Griffiths and Rose Ricciardelli, are special guest editors of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal (PPR). Volume 18, Number 6 December 2017. Special Issue: The Dynamics of Canadian Policing
Dr. Griffiths co-authored the article “Assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of a police service: the analytics of operational reviews”
Dr. Griffiths presented to the Second Summit on the Economics of Policing and Community Safety: Innovation and Partnerships. Ottawa, March 2-4, 2015. Title of presentation: “Innovative Approaches to the Police-Justice Interface.”
At the 2014 Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) Annual Conference Dr. Curt Griffiths and Adam Palmer, Deputy Chief Constable Vancouver Police Department co-presented An Operational Review: Highlights of a Success Story – Vancouver Police Department. The CAPG Conference Report provides details of the presentation on pages 13-15.
SFU Professors Curt Griffiths and Ted Palys co-authored the article “Of Big Tents and Handmaidens: The Origins and Evolution of Criminology at Simon Fraser University”
This document represents the results of an Operational Review of the Winnipeg Police Service. The purpose of this review was to examine and evaluate the core activities of the WPS and to develop recommendations that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. More specifically, the review involved an in-depth examination of the use of overtime in the WPS, the potential for civilianization of positions in the service, staffing, deployment, the response to calls for service, and the activities of investigative units.
The review was informed by best practices in police management and operations, and multiple data sources were used in the review, including field observations of patrol, interviews with patrol members and senior police personnel, quantitative data on overtime and from Computer-Aided Dispatch, and a survey of selected investigative units. These analyses were conducted within a framework that considered the environment in which the WPS delivers services and responds to community demands and expectations.
A Case Study for Associations and Lessons Learned
The Canadian Police Association held their General Meeting April 6-9, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Griffiths was invited to present on the Winnipeg Police Department Operational Review of the Winnipeg Police Department that he and Dr. Nahanni Pollard recently completed.
Dr. Griffiths presented a keynote address “The State of Police Research in Canada” at the Economics of Policing, National Police Research Symposium (Vancouver, Canada March 5-7, 2014).
Dr Griffiths and Tom Stamatakis (President, Canadian Police Association) presented a keynote presentation at the Annual General Meeting & Conference of the BC Association Of Police Boards February 27-March 01, 2014. Victoria, B.C. The presentation was titled “Breaking Down Silos: The Development of Strategic Partnerships in a Time of Fiscal Restraint”.