Baltimore Police Department Partners with the National Policing Institute to Launch New Peer Intervention Program for Officers

Ethical Policing is Courageous (EPIC) is a peer intervention program that trains officers across all ranks to intervene in potentially problematic situations to prevent misconduct and mistakes - potentially saving careers and lives.

December 22, 2020

To support the efforts of the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) in implementation of the consent decree, through funding from the Ford Foundation, the National Policing Institute (NPI) currently serves as a Technical Advisor to BPD. NPI is providing subject matter expertise and other support to BPD on a broad array of reforms the department is currently undertaking. So far, NPI has supported BPD in completing a Technology Resource Study and a Staffing Study, and supported BPD’s development of a Community Policing Plan. NPI staff are currently assisting BPD with their implementation of “Ethical Policing is Courageous” training, a peer intervention program, and development of neighborhood policing plans.

Click here to view the press release from the Baltimore Police Department.