Police Foundation

The Police Foundation’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 Police Foundation has been on the cutting edge of police innovation for 45 years since it was established by the Ford Foundation as a result of the President’s Commission on the Challenge of Crime in a Free Society.


Main Resource Center
Police Foundation Main Page
Publications Page
On Policing Series
Police Data Initiative
Near Miss Series
Averted School Violence
Crime Mapping and Analysis News
Critical Incident Review Library
Ideas in American Policing Library
Improving Investigations Initiative
National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative
General Resources Page

Selected Publications
Managing the Response to a Mobile Mass Shooting
Analyzing Police Traffic Stop Data
Maintaining First Amendment Rights and Public Safety
Reducing Violent Crime in American Cities
Effectiveness vs. Equity in Policing
Policing Terrorism
Policing Through Human Rights
Crime Analysis Case Studies
Translating Police Research into Practice
Integrated Intelligence and Crime Analysis
Assessing and Managing the Terrorism Threat
Drugs and Crime Across America
Police Departments as Learning Laboratories
Problem Analysis in Policing
Bringing Victims into Community Policing
Introductory Guide to Crime Analysis and Mapping