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Practical Steps to Increase Recruitment of Women in Law Enforcement

RTI International and the National Policing Institute partnered with the National Association of Women in Law Enforcement Executives, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the International Association of Women Police to conduct focus groups about how to improve the representation of women in policing. View the one-page brief here for a list…

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Research on Women in Policing

It’s been 48 years since the National Policing Institute completed a group of surveys and subsequently published Women in Policing: A Manual, and despite its age, it continues to receive attention. The Manual was the culmination of findings from a survey, an evaluation, and a symposium, all designed to examine the roles women play in…

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COVID-19 Related Line of Duty Deaths: 2022 Analysis Update

The National Policing Institute, in partnership with the COPS Office and the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC), has updated its 2020 analysis of the line of duty deaths (LODD) due to COVID-19. Based on data compiled by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), the NPI found that COVID-19 killed 221 law enforcement officers…

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2021 Was Deadliest Year for Police Officers

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) recently released its 2021 End-of-Year Preliminary Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report indicating 458 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2021. The preliminary report is available here: https://nleomf.org/memorial/facts-figures/officer-fatalities-by-state/latest-fatality-reports/. In an interview with Newsy, Jim Burch, President of the National Policing Institute, weighs in on…

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NPI Releases Electronic Resource on Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest

The National Policing Institute (NPI), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) VALOR Initiative, is pleased to release the electronic resource, Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest. This website supplements the guidebook which was published in July 2021. This website serves…

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

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

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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National Policing Institute to Host Webinar Discussing Research Findings from Study Examining Crisis Response Models Within Small Law Enforcement Agencies

In January of 2021, NPI published the results of a national study that examined the kinds of approaches that small law enforcement agencies are adopting to respond in appropriate ways to persons with behavioral health needs, particularly persons with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. The study was designed to answer three questions: What types…

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National Policing Institute Participates in Police Weekend 2021 to Honor Fallen Officers

The National Policing Institute (NPI), in recognition of the sacrifices of law enforcement officers, participated in Police Weekend 2021. As an extension of National Police Week, Police Weekend was established by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum to offer the same honor, remembrance, and peer support. During Police Weekend 2021, NPI attended the…

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NPI Launches New Data Science Blog

The National Policing Institute (NPI) is pleased to announce its new Data Science Blog site, which will feature content that highlights some of the work done by NPI’s Data Science Team. Much of the research and analyses done by the team ends up being public, but not often in a format that is oriented for…

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Remembering 9/11 – Looking Past Hate Toward the Greatness of Unity

September 11, 2001 changed the lives of many. For those who lived through it, we will never forget the exact moments when we learned that a horrible tragedy was no accident, searing the visions in our minds forever. Almost 3,000 lives were lost on that day and more than 6,000 injured; in addition, a significant…

5 Things to know about qualified immunity

Qualified Immunity and Accountability in Policing

America’s legal system has afforded government officials at various levels with absolute and qualified immunity protections in recognition of the risks associated with their roles and responsibilities.  Although qualified immunity is available to many state and local government workers, law enforcement officers rely on qualified immunity as they make life or death decisions in everyday…

Female police officer next to patrol vehicle

Practical Steps to Increase Recruitment of Women in Law Enforcement

RTI International and the National Policing Institute partnered with the National Association of Women in Law Enforcement Executives, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the International Association of Women Police to conduct focus groups about how to improve the representation of women in policing. View the one-page brief here for a list…



Female police officer next to patrol vehicle

Research on Women in Policing

It’s been 48 years since the National Policing Institute completed a group of surveys and subsequently published Women in Policing: A Manual, and despite its age, it continues to receive attention. The Manual was the culmination of findings from a survey, an evaluation, and a symposium, all designed to examine the roles women play in…



COVID-19

COVID-19 Related Line of Duty Deaths: 2022 Analysis Update

The National Policing Institute, in partnership with the COPS Office and the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC), has updated its 2020 analysis of the line of duty deaths (LODD) due to COVID-19. Based on data compiled by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), the NPI found that COVID-19 killed 221 law enforcement officers…



2021 EOY Fatality Graphic

2021 Was Deadliest Year for Police Officers

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) recently released its 2021 End-of-Year Preliminary Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report indicating 458 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2021. The preliminary report is available here: https://nleomf.org/memorial/facts-figures/officer-fatalities-by-state/latest-fatality-reports/. In an interview with Newsy, Jim Burch, President of the National Policing Institute, weighs in on…



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NPI Releases Electronic Resource on Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest

The National Policing Institute (NPI), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) VALOR Initiative, is pleased to release the electronic resource, Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest. This website supplements the guidebook which was published in July 2021. This website serves…



Police officers walking with kids

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

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…