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Evidence-Based Policing - The Importance of Research and Evidence

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July 2018
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This is the video and transcript of a panel of leading practitioners and researchers discussing evidence-based policing for an audience that includes the next generation of U.S. policing leadership.
Panelists from a variety of backgrounds draw on their practical experience in discussing evidence-based policing as it relates to law enforcement training curricula, practitioner-led trials, research clearinghouses, and other topics related to policies and practices in evidence-based policing. Introductory comments by the panel moderator include the recognition of those in the audience who are participants in the summer session of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholars Program. The focus of the moderator's introductory remarks is the importance of conducting research and program evaluations to determine whether agency policies and practices are having their intended effects. NIJ's activities and funding to support this effort are discussed by the moderator. The four panelists are the Coordinator of the Oregon Center for Policing Excellence; the Program Manager of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services; the Director and Founder of BetaGov; and the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, who is the Police Chief of the LaGrange Police Department. Each of the four panelists spends 15-20 minutes presenting highlights of their work, followed by questions from the audience.

Date Published: July 1, 2018