The Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award

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The Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award recognize law enforcement agencies that demonstrate excellence in conducting and using research to improve police operations and public safety. The goal of this award program is to promote the establishment of effective research, especially partnerships among law enforcement agencies and researchers.

The award program is overseen by IACP's Research Advisory Committee and is open to all federal, state, county, local, tribal, campus and other law enforcement agencies worldwide (private corporations or individuals excluded).  Agencies compete for the award by submitting a description of their research and its impact on the agency, community, and the profession of law enforcement. Judges will take agency size and capacity into consideration when selecting finalists. Three awards (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) are given annually. Two representatives from each winning agency will be provided with complimentary conference registration, transportation costs and three nights lodging at IACP’s Annual Conference, where an event to recognize the winning agencies will be held.

To enter, law enforcement agencies must submit an application, which must be postmarked no later than Monday August 15, 2016 12 AM EST to the IACP.

Components Necessary for Award Submission:

Download the Nomination Criteria

Award application


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Research Advisory Committee

For more information please contact Kathleen Kelley at or call 1-800-THE-IACP (1-800-843-4227) ext. 317.


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