Research IN Practice

Why is research important to me?

As a law enforcement leader, supervisor or officer, research can impact day-to-day policing in many ways. This section of the website will highlight areas that research informs,  validates, or shapes police practices or policies.  

In these documents, you will find:   


An overview of several relevant, current research articles. Where possible, the sample size, methods used, analysis and major findings have been outlined. These are not  comprehensive lists of resources, but a snapshot of studies.

Summary of learning points for law enforcement.

Tools and Resources: 

This section will point to existing IACP programs and resources that assist agencies in addressing the implications. 

Research in Practice Topics Coming Soon