Research & Evidence-Based Policing
For decades, leaders in the criminal justice field have emphasized the importance of measuring the effectiveness of law enforcement policies and practices because understanding the various approaches that agencies employ to handle contemporary issues can either inform or validate a current or proposed course of action. It is important to rigorously evaluate policing practices to identify those that are effective and to facilitate the exchange of data and research between the policing community and academia. Data, when analyzed and translated into knowledge and insights, can drive better, more informed decision-making. The IACP is committed to supporting the enhancement of law enforcement policies, practices, and programs through the Research Advisory Committee, Center for Police Research and Policy, and the Institute for Community-Police Relations.
Center for Police Research and Policy
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The ability of a law enforcement agency to respond to emerging issues and long-range goals is dependent upon the ability to implement new policies, programs, strategies...
Report Review Checklists
These tools serve to assist supervisors in ensuring that reports capture significant and comprehensive details and the totality of crimes that occurred. The checklists can...
MAXIMIZING JUSTICE: Building a Prosecution Review Process
This document assists multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task forces to develop a process that details how they will work with local, state, and federal prosecutors to...
Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Protocol Development Checklists
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) offers a toolkit of Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) protocol development checklists that provide a list of items...