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…


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…