Focused Deterrence

With the Cambridge Police Department's Focused Deterrence Program, employees developed a social harm index to identify the most frequent offenders and the most-effective strategies to be connected to wraparound services. A mathematical model is used to evaluate the seriousness, frequency, and recency of harmful behavior to identify this small group of serious and prolific offenders. They then are partnered with social services agencies, community leaders and other criminal justice agencies to implement an evidence-based crime-prevention program to directly engage with offenders in an effort to disrupt their harmful behavior before they re-offend.

Visiting CPD

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Cambridge Police Department

Christine Elow
Acting Police Commissioner

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125 Sixth Street
Cambridge MA 02142

Phone:617.349.3300