|Posted on June 19, 2019 at 7:20 PM|
ELCHE, SPAIN , JUNE 6-7, 2019
Deputy Chief James Sarkos, of the Atlantic City Police Department, traveled to Elche, Spain, to speak at the first International Conference on Criminal Risk Analysis. Elche in the Valencian Community in Spain, is a highly industrialized territory, with a strong tourism sector and a large weight of the agricultural sector, so that its economy is the fourth most important among the Spanish autonomous communities, generating 9.6% of the national GDP . The second day of the Conference began with the panel on the role of law enforcement in the management of risk environments. James Nolette, Deputy Chief of the Fayetteville Police Department; James Sarkos, Deputy Chief of the Atlantic City Police Department; Meredith DiMattina, Crime Analysis Supervisor, Burlington Police Department; and Jonas Baughman, Liaison for Crime Analysis in the Office of the Chief of Police in the Kansas City Police Department.
-Deputy Chief James Sarkos spoke about the Risk-Based Police in Atlantic City, Sarkos spoke about how the Atlantic City Police Department together with Rutgers University implemented a geospatial evidence-based policing effort called Risk Terrain Modeling to reduce the crime in Atlantic City.
Risk Terrain modeling has been credited with helping the Atlantic City Police Department make a significant reduction in crime.
The Deputy Chief Sarkos joined presenters from several cities in the United States, as well as England, Spain, Italy and France.
Deputy Chief Sarkos left with a greater understanding of how RTM is being used successfully worldwide to reduce crime and enjoyed his time in the beautiful county of Spain. In addition to Elche, Deputy Chief Sarkos visited Alicante and Barcelona.
He also told us: "I greatly enjoyed my time in Spain, the county and the culture are beautiful, the food was excellent and the people were extremely friendly."
Congratulations to our Deputy Chief Sarkos, who puts the name of the Atlantic City police department internationally.