June 12, 2020—The National Police Foundation (NPF) is pleased to announce a new Science and Innovation online livestream broadcast series.
The series is designed to reflect NPF’s mission as an organization—advancing policing through innovation and science. The goal is to actively bring research into the conversation and apply it to everyday management and reform conversations. These conversations will feature perspectives from practitioners and academics and will dive deeper into scientific or technical findings or innovations that may help police leaders in guiding and managing the agency, including the development of new policies and procedures, help elected officials and community members gain a deeper insight into police organizations and policing overall, and to expand our knowledge collectively.
This first episode of the series, “Understanding Police Culture—Don’t All Cops Think Alike?” explored the concept of police culture, featuring study findings that help us conceptualize what police culture looks like and how it functions, which is critically important to both management and reform goals. NPF President Jim Burch, Eugene A. Paoline III, Ph.D., Professor and Graduate Program Director at the University of Central Florida, and Assistant Chief James T. Nolette of the Fayetteville (NC) Police Department, discussed police culture from both an academic and practitioner perspective. The video is available to view on the NPF’s YouTube channel here.
Livestream episodes will be live-streamed from NPF’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). Conversations will also be recorded and uploaded to the National Police Foundation’s YouTube channel for on-demand viewing.