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The National Policing Institute's mission is to advance policing through innovation and science. It is the oldest nationally-known, non-profit, non-partisan, and non-membership-driven organization dedicated to improving America’s most noble profession – policing. The purpose of the National Policing Institute is to help the police be more effective in doing their job, whether it be deterring robberies, intervening in potentially injurious family disputes, or working to improve relationships between the police and the communities they serve. To accomplish our mission, we work closely with police officers and police agencies across the country, and it is in their hard work and contributions that our accomplishments are rooted.


The Vera Institute of Justice Policing Program seeks to fundamentally shift the culture of policing from one that incentivizes and defaults to enforcement, to one that delivers and rewards public safety through community engagement and satisfaction. Through new data-driven tools, policy assistance to local governments and community leaders and research, Vera aims to provide alternatives to punitive enforcement and enhance community-police collaborative problem solving.

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c/o The National Policing Institute and Vera Institute of Justice
2550 S Clark Street, Suite 1130, Arlington VA 22202

Phone: (202) 833-1460