Welcome to the National Police Research Platform
The National Police Research Platform is a long-term project designed to collect systematic data about individual police officers, supervisors, and organizations over time and to help document excellence in policing. Funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Platform is expected to advance scientific knowledge and lead to improvements in police organizations that will directly benefit law enforcement personnel and the communities they serve. Through rigorous and standardized data collection and timely feedback to agencies, the Platform promotes evidence-based learning within the policing field and contributes to the continued professionalization of law enforcement.
On this website, we report preliminary findings from Phase 1 of the Platform. Two types of reports are available here – Overview reports and Topical reports. Overview reports offer the big picture, explaining why the Platform adopted certain approaches to the study of police organizations, individual officers or community members. The overview reports also include some preliminary findings. Topical reports describe early findings on particular topics from the organizational surveys of employees. Collectively, these reports cover a wide range of topics that represent important dimensions of organizational behavior in policing, ranging from leadership to accountability to training. Each of these reports is available to you on the left side of this website.