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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…

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…

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….

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Research on Women in Policing

It’s been 48 years since the National Policing Institute completed a group of surveys and subsequently published Women in Policing: A Manual, and despite its age, it continues to receive attention. The Manual was the culmination of findings from a survey, an evaluation, and a symposium, all designed to examine the roles women play in…



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Study: Intensive, Specialized Training of Police Officers Leads to Reduced Crime, Fewer Arrests, and More Positive Interactions and Community Evaluations

Can training police officers in procedural justice reduce crime and improve the community’s perceptions of the police? An intensive, randomized controlled trial conducted in high-crime places (or “hot spots”) produced evidence that training officers to operate according to the principles of procedural justice changed officer behavior, reduced arrests, and reduced crime. Perceptions of the police…



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National Police Foundation to Change Name to National Policing Institute

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Policing Institute, formerly known as the National Police Foundation, is an independent research organization committed to pursuing excellence in policing through the use and promotion of innovation and science. Today, with a new name that better reflects its purpose, the organization is moving forward with the mission it was created…



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COVID-19 Related Line of Duty Deaths: 2022 Analysis Update

The National Policing Institute, in partnership with the COPS Office and the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC), has updated its 2020 analysis of the line of duty deaths (LODD) due to COVID-19. Based on data compiled by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), the NPI found that COVID-19 killed 221 law enforcement officers…



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2021 Was Deadliest Year for Police Officers

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) recently released its 2021 End-of-Year Preliminary Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report indicating 458 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2021. The preliminary report is available here: https://nleomf.org/memorial/facts-figures/officer-fatalities-by-state/latest-fatality-reports/. In an interview with Newsy, Jim Burch, President of the National Policing Institute, weighs in on…



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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…