Announcements

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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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…