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Jim Bueermann Testifies Before House Appropriations Committee

On March 21, Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. In his testimony, Bueermann focused on the importance of evidence-based policing as a practical solution to the challenge of balancing public safety, available funds, and taxpayer expectations. Read More & Share

Five Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do to Make a Difference

Five Things Flyer - Law Enforcement_2_Page_1The National Institute of Justice has released Five Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do to Make a Difference, a flyer and Web page summarizing evidence about what works in law enforcement. Developed by former NIJ director John Laub and Police Foundation president Jim Bueermann, Five Things synthesizes many years of research and distills evidence-based practices that can make a difference into a single list. Read More & Share

Bueermann Discusses Unreported Hate Crimes

Police Foundation’s Jim Bueermann commented on a recent study conducted by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics that found nearly two of three hate crimes were unreported to law enforcement organizations.  Bueermann stated:

If those statistics are accurate, then police chiefs have to focus on the issue of why the members of their communities believe that the police aren’t willing to investigate,” Bueermann said. “I think this underscores the importance of police chiefs repeating these messages over and over and over” urging victims to report hate crimes.

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Rethinking “broken windows”

Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann was a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 FM, National Public Radio in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 26. The discussion focused on new research that challenges the impact on crime reduction of tactics used in NYC and elsewhere over the last two decades. Click here to listen to the Podcast. Read More & Share

Police Foundation Convenes Policing and Mental Health Experts to Develop Prevention Model for Mental Health-Related Gun Violence

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, CT, last month, and amid the complex ongoing political debate about the role of firearms in incidents of mass violence in America, the  Police Foundation convened a distinguished group of experts from the law enforcement, science, mental health, and policy arenas in Washington on January 14, 2013, to focus on mental health-related gun violence. Drawing upon a multidisciplinary body of knowledge, which establishes the extreme difficulty in predicting a violent act, the expert group distilled existing research into a framework that combines prevention and intervention strategies to give communities and the police a path to preventing mental health-related shootings rather than simply responding to the scene of yet another tragedy. Read More & Share