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National Policing Institute

Pursuing Excellence Through Science and Innovation

Established in 1970, the National Policing Institute, formerly the National Police Foundation, is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit research organization, sometimes referred to as a think-tank, focused on pursuing excellence in policing through science and innovation. Our research and applied use of research guide us as we engage directly with policing organizations and communities to provide technical assistance, training, and research and development services to enhance safety, trust, and legitimacy. To view our work, visit us at

How an Arizona agency uses strategy and culture to influence recruitment
We know women can bring unique qualities and life experiences to this work. So, how do we get more women to understand how well-suited they are for policing?
Exploring the often-overlooked organizational factors that contribute to stress in police departments, and the innovative strategies to enhance officer wellness and performance
Both recipients will be honored during the IACP conference in San Diego
The FREE program has promise as a strategy for reducing vehicle crashes, particularly those stemming from dangerous driving behaviors
In an interview setting, rapport building is used within an information-gathering approach that can be contrasted with more traditional accusatorial interview practices
U.S. policymakers may want to take note of the approaches adopted by England, Wales and Australia to achieve nationally integrated and intentional police education
Using lessons learned from near misses to prevent injuries and fatalities from felonious assaults, missed firearms, ambushes and unprovoked attacks
‘I got lucky that day that he decided to toss the gun instead of lying in wait with the gun drawn on me as I stepped through the gate.’
While SWAT and community policing naturally feels to be in conflict with each other that does not have to be the case