Knowledge Lab News & Announcements

Launch Event Executive Brief
Knowledge Lab

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For police agencies seeking change, Justice offers a resource center

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To (Better) Serve and (Better) Protect: The National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab

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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.

Knowledge Lab Articles We're Reading


Governor’s Commission Tackles Bias-Based Policing, Use of Force Policies

November 2, 2022


Diversity Efforts Struggle During Officer Shortages

October 29, 2022


Minneapolis city subcommittee approves police request to contract social workers

Fox News
October 18, 2022


Training includes constitutional limits of force

Kiowa County Signal
October 12, 2022


Mental health crisis teams aren’t just for cities anymore

NBC News
October 2, 2022