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The National Policing Institute was established in 1970 as a non-partisan and independent nonprofit organization dedicated to pursuing excellence in policing through science and innovation. At NPI, we envision police and communities working together to implement best practices that are informed or supported by research, resulting in safe, healthy, economically thriving, and mutually trusting communities.


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