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…

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,…

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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…