Knowledge Lab News & Announcements
Launch Event Executive Brief
For police agencies seeking change, Justice offers a resource center
To (Better) Serve and (Better) Protect: The National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab
A look inside a new DOJ laboratory for law enforcement
Knowledge Lab Goals
The Knowledge Lab will serve as a reliable national resource to improve public safety through effective crime-fighting strategies, robust constitutional policing, and stronger community relationships. The Knowledge Lab will collaborate with stakeholder organizations, researchers, and agencies to leverage and share resources and guidance already developed within these professional networks and work to create resources where they are needed.
Ensure police agencies, stakeholders, and communities have the resources and information necessary to implement effective public safety strategies, policies, training, and programs that: comport with the requirements and ideals of the U.S. Constitution; are supported by state-of-the-art knowledge and research evidence; improve the organizational and individual performance to meet the challenges of the 21st Century better, and strengthen public trust in the criminal justice system.
The Lab’s Resource Index will be a vital link for law enforcement leaders to use as they develop and implement crime reduction strategies that are evidence-informed and built upon a foundation of partnership with their communities.