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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…

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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…

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National Policing Institute Endorses Arnold Venture’s Campaign for Criminal Justice Data Modernization

The National Policing Institute is pleased to endorse Arnold Venture’s Campaign for Criminal Justice Data Modernization. According to the report derived from an expert roundtable, “comprehensive criminal justice reform should be an important next step on the administration’s agenda, to help fulfill the hopes of all the civil rights protests in the wake of George…

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Statement Regarding the Trial of Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and the Murder of George Floyd

Although the jury has spoken and justice has been served for the family of George Floyd, the stain of the racial injustice at the center of this trial shall never be removed. The pain brought on by the loss of Mr. Floyd’s life will not go away with the verdict of one trial. Neither does…

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National Policing Institute Joins 30×30 Initiative as National Partner

The National Policing Institute is pleased to announce its partnership with a coalition of police leaders, researchers, and professional organizations in recently launching the 30×30 Initiative. To date, more than 40 policing agencies across the country announced their commitment to the 30×30 Pledge—a foundational effort of the Initiative—which provides a framework for a series of no-cost…

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2020 Annual Report Now Available!

The National Policing Institute (NPI) is pleased to release its 2020 Annual Report. The report highlights NPI’s work throughout 2020 in four key areas: Building trust and legitimacy between police and communities; leveraging scientific research to advance policing; developing innovative solutions to meet the needs of police and communities; and improving officer safety and wellness…

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NPI Publishes Review of the Portland Police Bureau’s Response to Mass Demonstrations that Occurred between 2017-2019

Through a contract with the City of Portland, the National Policing Institute (NPI), recently published the results from a review that examined the responses of Portland police to mass demonstrations and counter demonstrations that occurred in Portland, Oregon, on June 4, 2017, August 4, 2018, and August 17, 2019. The official report, “Preparing for and…

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NPI Releases New Report with Results from National Survey on How Small Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Calls Involving Persons in Crisis

The National Policing Institute, with funding support from Arnold Ventures, recently published the results from a national survey that examined how small law enforcement agencies are preparing for incidents involving persons in crisis as a result of mental health or substance abuse issues. Police frequently respond to calls involving persons with behavioral health needs, particularly…

National Policing Institute Announces New Grants

The National Policing Institute (NPI), a research-based non-profit organization, is pleased to announce nine new grants that will fund new and existing programs established to improve the field of policing. A current partner, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), awarded NPI the funds to participate in the creation of a Crisis Intervention and Effective De-escalation:…



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National Policing Institute Announces Recent Grant Awards

The National Policing Institute (NPI) is pleased to announce five recent grant awards that will support new and expanded programs. Known for using science and innovation to pursue excellence in policing, NPI is excited to partner in new and old ways as part of the organization’s ongoing effort to positively contribute to the law enforcement…



Partner With Us as We Guide the Future of Policing

With fall upon us, the National Policing Institute is excited to announce the launch of our Annual Giving Campaign. Like you, we know excellence in policing is possible, especially when law enforcement officers, leaders, and others are supported with science, and encouraged to innovate, learn, and adapt their work for success. By harnessing evidence-based practices and cutting-edge…



54th Mile Project Kicks Off in Selma, Alabama

On February 18, 1965, Alabama State Troopers fatally shot an unarmed African American civil rights activist, Jimmie Lee Jackson. A champion for equal voting rights, Jackson died protecting his mother, who was attacked by police during a demonstration in Marion, AL. In response to Jackson’s death, local civil rights leaders organized a 54-mile march from…



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…