After-Action Review Library

The National Police Foundation (NPF) believes that some of the best lessons and improvements in policing can come from critical incident or after-action reviews, particularly when such reviews are completed with independent experts in a manner that places emphasis on learning and improvement instead of responsibility or fault. Critical incident reviews have been completed on major, multi-jurisdictional incidents and individual agency incidents and activities.

NPF was the first national law enforcement organization to create and compile a library of after-action reviews from mass demonstration, mass violence, and other critical incidents. Included in the virtual library below are critical incident and after-action reviews and reports prepared by the NPF and other organizations and agencies, through governmental and private funding sources. While compiling this library, NPF conducts analyses to identify common findings, recommendations, promising practices, and lessons learned.

For more information on the NPF’s services, please visit our Independent Review of Critical Incident Response – Technical Assistance page.

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Mass Violence Incident Reviews








Mass Demonstration Incident Reviews
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