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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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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…



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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…