Beyond the Shield – January 23, 2023

    Beyond the Shield – January 23, 2023

    January 23, 2023

    Another robust conversation between law enforcement and community leaders took place at this virtual Beyond the Shield. Important topics were discussed including efforts to engage the Latino and Asian population, tackling unconscious bias and how to measure success, behavioral and mental health in Upstate communities and within law enforcement, increasing school safety, efforts to decrease racial profiling, and best practices to communicate with law enforcement and request patrols.


    Chief Matt Hamby, Greer Police Department

    Chief Jorge Campos, Clemson Police Department

    Sgt. Natalie Hill, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office


    Keishe Nelson, Michelin

    Dorothy Russell, Sterling Community

    Tiffney Davidson-Parker, Universal Therapeutic Services, LLC

    YouTube link to recording

    Podcast link

    Fist Bump Friday – Dec 22

    Fist Bump Friday – Dec 22

    It’s Fist Bump Friday at Forest View Elementary in Easley and Northside Middle School in Greenwood! Special thanks to Sgt. Ashley Anderson for setting up six schools for Fist Bump Friday.


    Central Academy of The Arts


    Paris Elementary


    West End Elementary

    East End Elementary

    McKissick Elementary

    Forest Acres Elementary

    Gettys Middle School

    Easley High School

    Law Enforcement & Community Forum Recap

    Law Enforcement & Community Forum Recap

    A Law Enforcement and Community Leader Forum was held on June 14, 2022 at the Blue Ridge Community Center in Seneca in conjunction with Tri-County Technical College

    Law enforcement officers were in attendance to share information on police use of technology, general policing policies, community engagement, and police recruiting & training. As we learn time and again, education is key to creating trust. Community leaders shared their concerns about transparency in policing and the importance of cultural competency.


    Creating a Safer Upstate Beyond the Shield Workshop Recap

    Creating a Safer Upstate Beyond the Shield Workshop Recap

    Beyond the Shield Workshop

    Use of Analytics to Drive Policing

    June 13, 2022

    The Use of Analytics to Drive Policing Workshop was held via Zoom on June 13, 2022 with presenters Dr. Lee Hunt, PhD, from the Greenville City Police Department, and Dr. Michele Covington, PhD, from the USC Upstate Crime Analysis Center (UCAC).

    Crime analysis assists in evidence-based policing, is efficient and resourceful, and ensures that decision-making is strategic and fair. Ultimately crime analysis holds accountable those who commit crime, provides assistance for victims, and enhances crime prevention.

    UCAC provides training, resources, and support; analytical expertise for law enforcement agencies; problem analysis assistance; and public training on problem-solving strategies.

    Dr. Hunt shared the Greenville Police Department’s 2021 Year-End Statistics Report to show how Greenville PD uses predictive policing with local data to analyze historical crime data, predict future crimes, and efficiently deploy law enforcement with the goal of reducing violent crime without imprisonment.

    The presentations are available here and the recording of the workshop is here.