Homicide Case Management, MPDC

In January 2002, the Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia (MPDC), launched an ambitious program aimed at improving homicide investigations.  Targeted Organizational Performance Sessions (TOPS) used a team approach to bringing open investigations to closure.  It combined elements of the COMPSTAT process of data analysis and case review with  community policing and problem solving approaches.  ILJ worked under the direction of MPDC’s Office of Quality Assurance to help coordinate TOPS and assist with programming, technology, and evaluation.  Over the next two years, TOPS evolved into Homicide Incident Review sessions that bring together local and federal law enforcement, probation, and the United States Attorney’s Office to address open and closed homicide cases.