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NPF Releases Report on the Reach and Influence of the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report

The National Police Foundation (NPF) is proud to partner with the Joyce Foundation and 21CP to assess the reach, impact, challenges, and successes of the principles of the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report (21CPTFR). This project examines the law enforcement field in the five years following the 21CPTFR’s finalization and publication, including both the…

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As Part of Task Force, NPF’s Chief Behavioral Scientist Provides Recommendations on Policing to the Government Accountability Office

In Fall 2020, the National Police Foundation’s (NPF’s) Chief Behavioral Scientist, Dr. Karen L. Amendola, was appointed to the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Presidential Task Force on Use of Force Against African Americans. Earlier this year, on June 17, 2021, members of that APA Task Force, including Dr. Amendola, met with the Government Accountability Office…

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National Police Foundation to Host Webinar Discussing Research Findings from Study Examining Crisis Response Models Within Small Law Enforcement Agencies

In January of 2021, NPF published the results of a national study that examined the kinds of approaches that small law enforcement agencies are adopting to respond in appropriate ways to persons with behavioral health needs, particularly persons with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. The study was designed to answer three questions: What types…

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National Police Foundation Participates in Police Weekend 2021 to Honor Fallen Officers

The National Police Foundation (NPF), in recognition of the sacrifices of law enforcement officers, participated in Police Weekend 2021. As an extension of National Police Week, Police Weekend was established by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum to offer the same honor, remembrance, and peer support. During Police Weekend 2021, NPF attended the…

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NPF Launches New Data Science Blog

The National Police Foundation (NPF) is pleased to announce its new Data Science Blog site, which will feature content that highlights some of the work done by NPF’s Data Science Team. Much of the research and analyses done by the team ends up being public, but not often in a format that is oriented for…

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Remembering 9/11 – Looking Past Hate Toward the Greatness of Unity

September 11, 2001 changed the lives of many. For those who lived through it, we will never forget the exact moments when we learned that a horrible tragedy was no accident, searing the visions in our minds forever. Almost 3,000 lives were lost on that day and more than 6,000 injured; in addition, a significant…

5 Things to know about qualified immunity

Qualified Immunity and Accountability in Policing

America’s legal system has afforded government officials at various levels with absolute and qualified immunity protections in recognition of the risks associated with their roles and responsibilities.  Although qualified immunity is available to many state and local government workers, law enforcement officers rely on qualified immunity as they make life or death decisions in everyday…

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National Police Foundation Endorses Arnold Venture’s Campaign for Criminal Justice Data Modernization

The National Police Foundation is pleased to endorse Arnold Venture’s Campaign for Criminal Justice Data Modernization. According to the report derived from an expert roundtable, “comprehensive criminal justice reform should be an important next step on the administration’s agenda, to help fulfill the hopes of all the civil rights protests in the wake of George…

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Statement Regarding the Trial of Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and the Murder of George Floyd

Although the jury has spoken and justice has been served for the family of George Floyd, the stain of the racial injustice at the center of this trial shall never be removed. The pain brought on by the loss of Mr. Floyd’s life will not go away with the verdict of one trial. Neither does…

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National Police Foundation Joins 30×30 Initiative as National Partner

The National Police Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with a coalition of police leaders, researchers, and professional organizations in recently launching the 30×30 Initiative. To date, more than 40 policing agencies across the country announced their commitment to the 30×30 Pledge—a foundational effort of the Initiative—which provides a framework for a series of no-cost…

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2020 Annual Report Now Available!

The National Police Foundation (NPF) is pleased to release its 2020 Annual Report. The report highlights NPF’s work throughout 2020 in four key areas: Building trust and legitimacy between police and communities; leveraging scientific research to advance policing; developing innovative solutions to meet the needs of police and communities; and improving officer safety and wellness…

NPF Publishes Review of the Portland Police Bureau’s Response to Mass Demonstrations that Occurred between 2017-2019

Through a contract with the City of Portland, the National Police Foundation (NPF), recently published the results from a review that examined the responses of Portland police to mass demonstrations and counter demonstrations that occurred in Portland, Oregon, on June 4, 2017, August 4, 2018, and August 17, 2019. The official report, “Preparing for and…

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NPF Releases Report on the Reach and Influence of the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report

The National Police Foundation (NPF) is proud to partner with the Joyce Foundation and 21CP to assess the reach, impact, challenges, and successes of the principles of the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report (21CPTFR). This project examines the law enforcement field in the five years following the 21CPTFR’s finalization and publication, including both the…



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As Part of Task Force, NPF’s Chief Behavioral Scientist Provides Recommendations on Policing to the Government Accountability Office

In Fall 2020, the National Police Foundation’s (NPF’s) Chief Behavioral Scientist, Dr. Karen L. Amendola, was appointed to the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Presidential Task Force on Use of Force Against African Americans. Earlier this year, on June 17, 2021, members of that APA Task Force, including Dr. Amendola, met with the Government Accountability Office…



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National Police Foundation to Host Webinar Discussing Research Findings from Study Examining Crisis Response Models Within Small Law Enforcement Agencies

In January of 2021, NPF published the results of a national study that examined the kinds of approaches that small law enforcement agencies are adopting to respond in appropriate ways to persons with behavioral health needs, particularly persons with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. The study was designed to answer three questions: What types…



Candlelight vigil

National Police Foundation Participates in Police Weekend 2021 to Honor Fallen Officers

The National Police Foundation (NPF), in recognition of the sacrifices of law enforcement officers, participated in Police Weekend 2021. As an extension of National Police Week, Police Weekend was established by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum to offer the same honor, remembrance, and peer support. During Police Weekend 2021, NPF attended the…



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NPF Launches New Data Science Blog

The National Police Foundation (NPF) is pleased to announce its new Data Science Blog site, which will feature content that highlights some of the work done by NPF’s Data Science Team. Much of the research and analyses done by the team ends up being public, but not often in a format that is oriented for…



World Trade Center Memorial

Remembering 9/11 – Looking Past Hate Toward the Greatness of Unity

September 11, 2001 changed the lives of many. For those who lived through it, we will never forget the exact moments when we learned that a horrible tragedy was no accident, searing the visions in our minds forever. Almost 3,000 lives were lost on that day and more than 6,000 injured; in addition, a significant…