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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 30Ă—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 30Ă—30 Initiative. To date, more than 40 policing agencies across the country announced their commitment to the 30Ă—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…

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NPI Releases Survey Results to Guide Law Enforcement Preparation for the 2020 Election

WASHINGTON,DC/PRNewswire/ — With the 2020 election fast approaching, the National Policing Institute, in partnership with data analytics firm Elucd, conducted a new survey measuring U.S. public sentiment about the role of local police in safeguarding voters and their access to polling places. This research is part of the National Policing Institute’s ongoing efforts to provide…

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From Contradiction to Confusion: Reflections on the Challenges Facing Policing and Questions to Help Bring Clarity

The year 2020 will be remembered as an incredibly difficult and challenging year for many for good reason. With the death of George Floyd and on the heels of other controversial deadly force incidents, we witnessed a spring and summer of unrest with a serendipitous outcome—people across all backgrounds came together to declare that Black…

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Department of Justice Establishes Community of Practice for Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness

PRESS RELEASE — U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Office of Public Affairs Email: cops.office.public.affairs@usdoj.gov Phone: (202) 514-9079 — WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has established the first-ever Community of Practice for state, local and tribal grantees  to connect, learn, share experiences, and network…

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

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…

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Fraud Alert: Calls Soliciting Donations for the “National Policing Institute”

The National Policing Institute, a national, Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policing through science and innovation, has received information from several individuals who have been contacted by solicitors asking for donations in support of the “National Policing Institute,” or in some cases the “National Police Fund,” which we are not affiliated with. The…

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…



NPI Announces 2024 Annual Awards Program

The National Policing Institute (NPI) is accepting nominations for its prestigious Annual Awards Program. Established in 2022, the program recognizes trailblazers and leaders in policing who have extraordinarily impacted the profession. The Hubert Williams Equal Justice and Effective Policing Award and Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy Award for Leading Change in Policing were created in honor…



National Policing Institute Welcomes New Board Member

The National Policing Institute (NPI) confirms Chief Kevin Davis of the Fairfax County Police Department to the nonprofit’s diverse and accomplished Board of Directors. NPI’s Board of Directors is comprised of decorated scholars, current and former police executives, nonprofit and community leaders, and business professionals. Charged with governing and guiding NPI into the future, NPI’s…