Science Provides the Evidence. We Provide the Impact.
October 3, 2023
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 innovations, communities are safer, and trust in the policing profession is taken to a new level.
Our “Evidence to Impact” campaign is more than just fundraising; it’s a collective endeavor to transform policing for the betterment of all – officers and community members alike. By supporting the National Policing Institute, your contribution is:
Advancing Scientific Research: We are conducting some of the most promising research in law enforcement, and what’s best is that our findings are helping to guide the future of policing. We are researching more effective de-escalation tools and training, and launching groundbreaking longitudinal studies that will inform the field about recruitment, retention, and support for officer safety and wellness. We are identifying lessons learned and tracking how policy changes can affect policing and communities. From state and local laws that address traffic enforcement, use of force policies, and everything in between, we are bringing nonpartisan and science-based assessments to challenge the status quo.
Training Law Enforcement Leaders and Officers: Our research and discoveries can only lead to change if put into the hands of law enforcement leaders and officers in a smart and timely way. Officers are not employed to read scientific research, yet their success and our collective safety may depend on it. At NPI, we are developing tools, techniques, training, and resources that improve how officers can do their jobs and, as a result, strengthen the safety of our communities.
Informing and Enhancing Community Relationships: We must work with community organizations and leaders to support their relationships with law enforcement so that, jointly, we can work toward better outcomes. Our communities depend on law enforcement and believe that excellence in policing is possible. The question, however, that some have is “how” do we get there? Novel ideas may generate buzz in the media, but there is no guarantee that they will produce sustainable or effective change. Science can, and it is our responsibility to see that the evidence makes its way into the field, creating the impact we all want to achieve.
With support from people like you, we have accomplished great things for law enforcement agencies and communities nationwide. Here’s a snapshot of our impact in 2022:
This year, we have set the ambitious goal of raising $250,000 to expand our work and impact the field in ways we never have before. With your support, we can truly build better policing and safer communities.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Make a donation: Your donation will contribute directly to our mission. To make a secure gift online, click here.
- Workplace Giving: If you or someone you know has a workplace giving program, consider giving to the National Policing Institute. Many employers offer dollar-to-dollar matches of employee donations to charity. NPI is a Platinum-rated charity on Candid (GuideStar). Our Federal EIN is 52-0906599 (dba “Police Foundation”).
- Spread the Word: Share information about the National Policing Institute through your workplace and social networks. Encourage friends, family, and colleagues to partner with us in our mission.
- Join Our Community: Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn to stay updated on our work and impact.
Thank you for your incredible commitment to partnering with us as we define the future of policing.