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Operationalizing Proactive Community Engagement: A Framework for Police Organizations

This guide is intended to present police leaders with a framework for institutionalizing community engagement strategies to improve their personnel’s willingness to increase proactive, positive interactions with the community.

NIJ’s Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars Programs

The LEADS Scholars Program advances evidence-based policing by supporting the development of research-minded law enforcement professionals. NIJ is accepting applications for law enforcement and civilian scholars. All applications are due May 3, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET. Learn how to apply.

Important Announcement to Law Enforcement Leaders and Agencies

The 2024 Professionalizing Law Enforcement Community Engagement Training (PLECET) National set for May 2-5, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch to learn more.

24 on 2024: A Police Leadership Playbook

Police1 gathered insights from the brightest and most experienced experts in law enforcement to create strategies for success in 24 key areas of policing.

10 Action Items for Police Leaders in 2024

Find out what experts think are the most important things for police executives to prioritize this year.

NPI and COPS Release New Report on Specialized Units

The guide provides practical, actionable considerations for agencies and communities to help determine whether to form a specialized unit and, if so, how to ensure appropriate management, oversight, and accountability for any such unit.