News & Announcements

President Jim Bueermann testifies on police and drug violator recidivism at Capitol Hill forum

Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann was a panelist on April 29, 2014 at a daylong Capitol Hill forum on Addiction and Criminal Justice. Hosted by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), the forum included many senators and members of Congress, as well as experts from across the law enforcement spectrum addressing the issue of  how the United States can move away from incarcerating drug violators and toward a focus on prevention and treatment. The forum was organized by the Council of State Governments Justice Center. Read More & Share

Foundation Science Advisor David Weisburd Honored

David_Weisburd_0The Police Foundation would like to congratulate Dr. David Weisburd, chief science advisor for the Foundation and the chairman of our research advisory committee, who has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Robert Boruch Award. This award, presented by the Campbell Collaboration group, honors an individual who has made an important contribution to research on social interventions that inform public policy. Read More & Share

Senior Law Enforcement Practitioner Blake Norton Joins Police Foundation as Vice President

Blake NortonWashington – The Police Foundation is pleased to welcome Blake Norton to its staff as Vice President.  Ms. Norton will oversee the daily operations of the Foundation and brings to this role vast expertise and diverse experience in policing, criminal justice policy and research, organizational management, and technical assistance.

Most recently, Ms. Norton served as the Division Director for Local Government Initiatives at the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Read More & Share

Upcoming Webinar: Crime Victims with Disabilities

the-arc-logo-mediumThe Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability is holding its second webinar featuring Dr. Nora Baladerian’s presentation, “Crime Victims with Disabilities: An Overview for Professionals in the Criminal Justice System” on February 27th at 12:30 CST, 1:30 EST. This is the second in a series of over 20 webinars taking place over the next two years. This comprehensive webinar will present an overview of the issues surrounding victimization of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and where various professionals fit into the solution. Read More & Share

Video from the Ideas in American Policing Lecture

We would like to thank everyone that helped to make Dr. Anthony Braga’s Ideas in American Policing lecture a success. Dr. Braga presented on his experience working as an embedded criminologist and the necessity of close collaboration between law enforcement agencies and researchers. If you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry. Read More & Share

Welcome Dan Woods to the Police Foundation!

We are excited to announce the addition of Daniel Woods, PhD to the Police Foundation family. Dan joins the Foundation as a Senior Research Associate. His research interests include evidence-based crime policy, place-based crime prevention, community policing, and procedural justice and legitimacy. Prior to coming to the Police Foundation, Dan was a research assistant at the Police Executive Research Forum.

We welcome Dan to the Foundation and look forward to the expertise he will bring to the organization. Read More & Share

Special Webinar on Criminal Justice Technology: 12 September 2013

Considerations in the Deployment of Law Enforcement Technology

Law enforcement and first responder personnel require new technology to protect the public and perform their duties effectively and efficiently. Nonetheless, law enforcement and related agencies cannot afford to hire full-time scientists, engineers, and technologists to develop and manage technology deployments. As a result, a wide range of law enforcement officers and civilians are given the responsibility for executing technology programs on behalf of their agencies but lack the training to make the best informed plans and decisions. Read More & Share

Executive Fellow Ellen Scrivner Recognized by APA for Outstanding Executive Leadership in Advancing Public Service Psychology

Dr. Ellen Scrivner received the 2013 Harold M. Hildreth Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service, on August 3 at the APA Annual Convention in Honolulu. The Hildreth Award is the highest and most prestigious award given by the division, and recognizes exceptional career achievements and contributions. Read More & Share