The National Policing Institute’s (the Institute) mission is to pursue excellence in policing through science and innovation. It is the oldest nationally-known, non-profit, non-partisan, and non-membership-driven organization dedicated to improving America’s most noble profession – policing. The National Policing Institute has been on the cutting edge of police innovation for 50 years since it was established by the Ford Foundation as a result of the President’s Commission on the Challenge of Crime in a Free Society.

The Institute, formerly known as the National Police Foundation, has been recognized as one of the 2022 Best Nonprofits to Work For, based primarily on employee feedback. See www.BestNonprofitstoWorkFor.com for more information.

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