Announcements

NPI at IACP 2023 Annual Conference

In October, National Policing Institute staff will travel to San Diego, California for the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2023 Annual Conference. This event brings together thousands of law enforcement professionals from around the globe. NPI staff will be presenting some of our latest research and projects at the following events throughout the week….

National Policing Institute Honors Legendary Law Enforcement Leaders Charles H. Ramsey, Lee P. Brown

The National Policing Institute (NPI) is honored to recognize two leaders for their significant and positive impacts on the law enforcement profession overall, and the agencies and communities they have each so admirably served. NPI’s National Awards Program comprises two prestigious recognitions: the Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy Award for Leading Change in Policing and, for…

NFL Senior Vice President, Former ATF Director Appointed To National Policing Institute Board Of Directors

The National Policing Institute (NPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of B. Todd Jones, Senior Vice President and Special Counsel for Conduct of the National Football League, to its Board of Directors. Jones is no stranger to the work of NPI, as much of his career is grounded in law enforcement and criminal justice….

National Policing Institute Recognized for Advancing Public Safety Accreditation

The National Policing Institute received the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) President’s Award, which recognizes organizations for their support and significant contributions to the advancement of accreditation across the public safety profession. As described by CALEA, the nonprofit organization was established in 1979 as a credentialing authority for public safety organizations….

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TIME Features National Policing Institute Study

In November 2022, TIME featured groundbreaking experimental study findings that could change how policing services are delivered and improve community safety and satisfaction, particularly in high crime areas. With donor support and in partnership with Arnold Ventures, scientists at the National Policing Institute, George Mason University, Arizona State University, and University of Pennsylvania conducted the…

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Kaitlyn Perez Joins the National Policing Institute as Senior Director of Communications and Marketing

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Policing Institute is pleased to announce that after a nationwide search, Kaitlyn Perez will be joining our team as Senior Director of Communications and Marketing. With more than ten years in law enforcement and government communications and marketing, Kaitlyn brings a unique and compelling perspective to NPI’s outreach efforts. As…

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National Policing Institute Appoints Five Members to Board of Directors

ARLINGTON, VA — The National Policing Institute is proud to announce and welcome five new members to its board of directors. These esteemed individuals join a diverse group from the policing and criminal justice field, policing scholars, public and private sector leaders, and elected officials to carry forth the mission of the National Policing Institute….

The Council on Policing Reforms and Race Releases Over 50 Research-Informed Recommendations on Improving Policing

Washington, D.C. – The issues facing policing reform and race are deeply entrenched. Today, the Council on Policing Reforms and Race (Council) officially unveiled more than fifty research-informed recommendations to help address some of the most pressing issues facing policing and public safety. These recommendations can be used as a roadmap for policymakers, political officials,…

Department of Justice Releases Recommendations for Law Enforcement Response to Mass Protests and Protecting First Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) today announced the release of 21st Century Protest Response: Promoting Democracy and Advancing Community and Officer Safety, which provides recommendations for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies responding to mass demonstrations. Law enforcement agencies play a critical role in preserving…

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Dr. Robin S. Engel joins the National Policing Institute as the Senior Vice President

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Policing Institute (NPI) is proud to announce and welcome Robin S. Engel, PhD as NPI’s Senior Vice President, becoming the second highest-ranking executive within the national non-profit research and policy organization dedicated to excellence in policing and community safety through science and innovation. Dr. Robin S. Engel, a nationally known and highly…

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The Boulder Police Department Hires the National Policing Institute to Guide Final Reform Efforts

The City of Boulder announced today that it will partner with the National Policing Institute (NPI) to design and implement a strategic process for collecting feedback from the Boulder community. This process will be highlighted in the draft version of the Reimagine Policing plan (Police Department Master Plan) later this summer. NPI is a nationally…

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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…

Law Enforcement Leaders Share Guidance on Protecting Public Safety Through the 2024 Election Season

Washington, D.C.— Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, States United Democracy Center (SUDC), the National Policing Institute (NPI), and 21st Century Policing Solutions (21CP) have released a comprehensive public safety resource based on peer-to-peer learning from law enforcement leaders. The report “Public Safety and Elections: A Guide for Law Enforcement,” offers valuable, tested insights for…



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National Policing Institute Publishes New Essay as Part of the Iconic Ideas in American Policing Series

The National Policing Institute today published a new essay as part of the nonprofit’s iconic Ideas in American Policing  series. The collection, which began more than two decades ago, features commentary and insight from leading criminologists with the goal of creating thought-provoking conversations around the evolving profession of policing. In his essay titled “Can We…



Celebrating a Culture of Philanthropic Excellence, Leadership, and Loyalty

Celebrating a Culture of Philanthropic Excellence, Leadership, and Loyalty The National Policing Institute (NPI) inducted the first members of its new Society of Excellence, Leadership Society, and Loyalty Circle, marking an exciting launch into NPI’s philanthropic future. On Thursday, May 16, leaders and researchers gathered in Arlington, Virginia, to recognize the many donors who are…



NPI Releases Report on Strengthening Lost and Stolen Firearm Reporting Policies

National Policing Institute Issues Report on Strengthening Lost and Stolen Firearm Reporting Policies The National Policing Institute (NPI) today released a full-length report addressing state laws mandating reporting of lost and stolen firearms. The 40-page report is the first known of its kind and reflects a culmination of research, including a review of literature and…



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National Policing Institute Releases 2023 Annual Report

Rooted in research and guided by evidence, the National Policing Institute (NPI) ramped up countless research opportunities, programs, and technical assistance in 2023. To demonstrate our commitment to innovation, we chose this year to offer our 2023 annual report in a digital format. Its dynamic design highlights our national and international reach, featured projects, financials,…



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National Policing Institute Ramps Up the Power of 30×30

The National Policing Institute (NPI) has teamed up with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to bring powerful new resources to the 30×30 Initiative, building on NPI’s 50-year legacy and commitment to the study and advancement of women in policing. In 1974, NPI (then known as the Police Foundation) released results from a groundbreaking study…