The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/University of Cincinnati (UC) Center for Police Research and Policy will engage in rigorous research that has practical implications for the field and is intended to serve as a national model for the way law enforcement agencies and researchers work together to help protect communities, safeguard citizens’ rights, and ensure the fair treatment of all individuals. There is currently a gap between research and practice, and the IACP/UC Center for Police Research and Policy will play an important role in closing that gap. Often times existing research does not provide actionable recommendations that can be easily translated into specific, practical polices and practices that could enhance policing. Moreover, academic researchers often do not have access to all the data that police departments have that is necessary to conduct rigorous and meaningful research on police practices. The goal of the IACP/UC Center for Police Research and Policy is to provide a path for law enforcement and researchers to work together on studies that will drive future practices and policies.
During the first three years of operation the IACP/UC Center for Police Research and Policy will:
• Create and disseminate a national policy for conducting police research and police/researcher collaborations
• Launch at least three research projects, using rigorous methodology such as randomized controlled trials, targeting urgent policing issues
• Translate existing research on three issues that impact law enforcement policy and practice.
The University of Cincinnati will provide state-of-the art facilities to host trainings, convene workshops, and offer hands-on learning opportunities as it models police-academic partnerships in action and disseminates findings through e-learning modules.
For more information about Center for Police Research and Policy contact IACP Programs Director, Domingo Herraiz.
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