Time to Get Serious About Police Education

There hasn’t been a serious national discussion about police education across the USA for over 40 years, since the National Advisory Commission on Higher Education for Police Officers (HEPO) reported in the 1970s. Today, while there is lots of talk about making policing more scientific and more evidence-based, the focus seems to be on the…

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Dr. Robin S. Engel joins the National Policing Institute as the Senior Vice President

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ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Policing Institute (the Institute) is proud to announce and welcome Robin S. Engel, PhD as the Institute’s Senior Vice President, becoming the second highest-ranking executive within the national non-profit research and policy organization dedicated to excellence in policing and community safety through science and innovation. Dr. Robin S. Engel, a nationally known…

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National Police Foundation to Change Name to National Policing Institute

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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

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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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NPI Releases Report on the Reach and Influence of the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report

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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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