BridgeStat is a multi-layered, dynamic, intelligence-based approach to crime reduction, quality of life improvement, and personnel and resource management based on four distinct principles – accurate and timely intelligence, effective tactics, rapid deployment, and relentless follow-up and assessment. At the core of our approach is a philosophy that fosters teamwork and creative problem solving. Police personnel hold bi-weekly meetings to devise strategies and tactics to solve problems, reduce crime, and ultimately improve quality of life in our community.
Through BridgeStat, the Cambridge Police Department produces a monthly public report to the community on current police priorities in terms of crime, traffic, community concerns, and disorder issues in the city. This is made available on the Cambridge Police Department’s website at www.CambridgePolice.org/BridgeStat on the first Friday of each month.
Beginning iterations of BridgeStat included information relating to historical trends, a breakdown of crimes by type, strategies CPD is deploying to deal with crime patterns that have been identified, and tips for how citizens can protect themselves and help reduce crime in Cambridge. Recent versions have included more advanced predictive analysis, with detailed information about future patterns police expect to see, as well as steps police and citizens can take to prevent these possible scenarios from emerging.
Links to the most recent BridgeStat reports can be found below. Older reports are available on our Publications page.
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