Announcements

NPF Releases New Report with Results from National Survey on How Small Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Calls Involving Persons in Crisis

The National Police Foundation, with funding support from Arnold Ventures, recently published the results from a national survey that examined how small law enforcement agencies are preparing for incidents involving persons in crisis as a result of mental health or substance abuse issues. Police frequently respond to calls involving persons with behavioral health needs, particularly…

From Contradiction to Confusion: Reflections on the Challenges Facing Policing and Questions to Help Bring Clarity

The year 2020 will be remembered as an incredibly difficult and challenging year for many for good reason. With the death of George Floyd and on the heels of other controversial deadly force incidents, we witnessed a spring and summer of unrest with a serendipitous outcome—people across all backgrounds came together to declare that Black…

Baltimore Police Department Partners with the National Police Foundation to Launch New Peer Intervention Program for Officers

To support the efforts of the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) in implementation of the consent decree, through funding from the Ford Foundation, the National Police Foundation (NPF) currently serves as a Technical Advisor to BPD. NPF is providing subject matter expertise and other support to BPD on a broad array…

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Fraud Alert: Calls Soliciting Donations for the “National Police Foundation”

The National Police Foundation, a national, Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policing through science and innovation, has received information from several individuals who have been contacted by solicitors asking for donations in support of the “National Police Foundation,” or in some cases the “National Police Fund” in which we are not affiliated with….

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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…