Stacey Clouse, Ph.D.

Stacey Clouse

Stacey Clouse earned her PhD at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is a senior research associate with the National Policing Institute. Dr. Clouse has more than six years of research experience and uses the crime science perspective to study the criminogenic impact of the design and management of places, and hot spots. Dr.…

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National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program


A Serious Risk to Officer Safety According to data collected from the Officer Down Memorial Page, 509 law enforcement officers were killed from 2011-2020 from collisions and struck-by incidents on the nation’s roadways. More recently, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported 58 law enforcement officers were killed in 2021 as a result of…

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NPI Releases Report on the Reach and Influence of the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report

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The National Policing Institute (NPI) is proud to partner with the Joyce Foundation and 21CP to assess the reach, impact, challenges, and successes of the principles of the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report (21CPTFR). This project examines the law enforcement field in the five years following the 21CPTFR’s finalization and publication, including both the…

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As Part of Task Force, NPI’s Chief Behavioral Scientist Provides Recommendations on Policing to the Government Accountability Office

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In Fall 2020, the National Policing Institute’s (NPI’s) Chief Behavioral Scientist, Dr. Karen L. Amendola, was appointed to the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Presidential Task Force on Use of Force Against African Americans. Earlier this year, on June 17, 2021, members of that APA Task Force, including Dr. Amendola, met with the Government Accountability Office…

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Building a Diverse Workforce in Law Enforcement

Jane Wiseman

A worker shortage is sweeping the nation, and law enforcement is no exception. Across the country, law enforcement agencies struggle to recruit, hire, and retain police officers for reasons that span social, economic, and political factors.1 Compounding the problem, in some departments, officers are retiring at a faster rate than they are being replaced. The…

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