DDACTS Testimonials                         

DDACTS has proven results

See the Case Studies below to learn how DDACTS has benefited police departments all over the country


Amarillo, Texas

 Amarillo’s successes in this early stage of DDACTS implementation should serve to demonstrate the importance of using data to determine the best position to place police resources in order to have the greatest impact on both crime and crashes.

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Citrus Heights, California

In the year following CATCH deployment and subsequently including DDACTS strategies, the Citrus Heights Police Department saw a dramatic increase of self-initiated activity in the identified areas, i.e., bike stops, foot patrols, game plan (GP), patrol checks, pedestrian stops, searches, traffic stops and warrant service.

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Cleburne, Texas

In 2014, there was a decrease in theft, burglary, robbery and motor vehicle theft in the designated DDACTS zones by 22% when compared to the previous three year average. The city also experienced a decrease of 5.5% in crashes in the DDACTS zones.

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Denver, Colorado

An analysis was conducted after having DDACTS in place for one year, with the active period beginning on May 1, 2015 and concluding on April 30, 2016.  The results (District 4) were encouraging: officer selfinitiated activity in the DDACTS area increased 25.3%, crime was reduced 32.7% and crashes reduced 22.0%.

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Everett, Massachusetts

 After the onset of DDACTS, citations in this area increased by 169%, crashes decreased by 28%, arrests increased by 110%, and Part A crimes decreased by 32%.

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Evesham Township, New Jersey

Route 73 accounts for 74% of motor vehicle crashes involving injury. Staff performed an analysis to compare data between 2010 and 2014 compared to 2015 and found that motor vehicle crashes have decreased by 27.5% in this zone. Crime in the DDACTS zone has also decreased dramatically due to the efforts of our officers. Burglaries have decreased by 24.5% and arrests made for shoplifting have decreased by 13.4%.

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Gilbert, Arizona

In five years of using the DDACTS model, the citizen of Gilbert have experienced the following successes:
• Proactive stops increased 59% in the DDACTS zones compared to historical three and five year averages in the same areas.  

• 27% focused crime reductions in the DDACTS zones as compared to the historical averages.  

• An increase in total collisions within the DDACTS zones of 22%.  Although our crash reduction goals were not met, this is still significant because town-wide collisions increased 30% in the same period.  Crashes were 8% less in the DDACTS zones than the remainder of the town, and traffic volumes increased at an even greater rate according to traffic counts.  

• 30% increase in onview activity in the DDACTS zones compared to a town-wide 1% reduction.  Only a 4% increase in dispatched calls for service in the DDACTS zones compared to a town-wide 6% increase.

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Greenville, North Carolina

One year following the full implementation of the DDACTS model resulted in a decrease of Part 1 Crimes in the designated areas by 23%. Overall there was a 16% decrease in Part 1 Crimes and a 3% decrease in crashes city wide. More specifically, violent Part 1 Crimes were reduced by 15%.

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Harlingen, Texas

When Harlingen implemented DDACTS, crime reduction was the primary focus; however, when impressive results in crash reduction were also achieved it further validated the effectiveness of this operational model.  Harlingen intends to continue this trend.

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Longview, Texas

 Longview’s successes in this early stage of DDACTS implementation should serve to demonstrate the importance of using data to determine the best position to place police resources in order to have the greatest impact on both crime and crashes.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina

The data suggest big changes. Robberies, Auto Theft, and B&E Autos are all down in the DDACTS area. Drug violations arrests have increased, showing success with drug charges.  Collisions are up due to traffic pattern changes in 2015.

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Schenectady, New York

 The Schenectady Police Department successfully refocused officers’ attention in the four designated “DDACTS zones.” The efforts in the first 11 months resulted in decreases of 10.2% in crime and 16.4% in crashes in those areas.

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Weatherford, Texas

Motor vehicle burglaries: The most significant changes in crime types were seen in motor vehicle burglaries. Citywide, there was a 50% decrease. In the non DDACTS zone, there was a 17% decrease in motor vehicle burglaries. In addition, the DDACTS zone saw a 59% decrease in motor vehicle burglaries from the average with 2018 representing only a third of those reported in 2017.

Theft: Theft saw an overall decrease citywide (-18%) with the largest decrease seen in DDACTS Zone 1 (average twenty-nine [29] Thefts decreased to thirteen [13] Thefts in 2018).

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Weslaco, Texas

Part 1 crimes notably decreased 26% average. Prior to 2015, data was not available for traffic contacts. However, when comparing traffic contacts from 2015 to 2016, traffic contacts increased 242%. In addition, traffic contacts resulting in arrests increased 144% from the prior year. This indicates further enforcement has been directed toward the identified DDACTS location [...]

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