Research

For over 50 years, the National Police Foundation has conducted numerous groundbreaking experiments that have changed our understanding of police effectiveness, policing strategy, and police-community relations. Our research team has diverse backgrounds in fields such as psychology, criminology, and data science. We specialize in experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation research that provides the evidence necessary to support fair and equitable policing.

The National Police Foundation has also played an essential role in conducting research to support healthy law enforcement organizations. We have conducted work that explores the impact of shift length on officer health, hiring and promotional processes, and strategies to improve officer health and wellness.