Welcome to the 21st Century Policing Blueprint, an interactive online portal to explore strategies and connect with resources to help with implementation. The IACP defines 21st Century Policing strategies as best practices designed to help agencies promote effective crime reduction while building public trust and safeguarding officer well-being.
These strategies are organized as internal, meaning the strategy may affect agency culture, policy, administrative process, or training; or external, including things like transparency, community engagement, and interactions with various populations. Some strategies appear in both; all include a link to the original citation(s) in the Final Report of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Most strategies include links to publications, news stories, agency examples, and related research resources to aid in implementation. We will continue to update these resources. If you have a resource suggestion, please email email@example.com.
Strategies that have evidence-based research to support them are denoted by a icon.
For more information about evidence-based 21st century policing strategies, review the evidence assessment report produced by IACP and the George Mason University Center for Evidence-based Crime Policy with funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.