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The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is an independent research organization that focuses on critical issues in policing. Since its founding in 1976, PERF has identified best practices on fundamental issues such as reducing police use of force; developing community policing and problem-oriented policing; using technologies to deliver police services to the community; and evaluating crime reduction strategies.

Recommendations include re-examining hiring processes, updating hiring standards and offering recruitment incentives such as take-home vehicles
I strongly recommend every administrator, trainer, supervisor and field training officer read this report, which will help police academies chart a course for the future
The department’s strategic plan, which was launched in 2019, aims to reduce social harms, including mental health issues, substance abuse and fear of crime
PERF, COPS Office, NHTSA and the Pursuits Working Group wrote guidance for law enforcement when developing or revising their vehicle pursuit policies
“You can get a suspect another day, but you can’t get a life back,” Executive Director Chuck Wexler said
The new curriculum teaches cops how to recognize people in crisis and offers communication tactics
Currently, women make up 12% of sworn officers. The 30x30 Initiative is trying to change that
Wexler has said PERF will not “reinvent the wheel” in Atlanta, but rather will facilitate discussions between APD brass and leading experts in the field
The ICAT training program may well be the only model of de-escalation empirically shown to have a meaningful impact
Cities are looking to engage their communities in an open and transparent selection process
“We’re getting hit hard in our communications bureau, as well as our patrol division.”