The American Society of Evidence-Based Policing is a non-profit organization designed to drive the national conversation towards ensuring that the least harmful, most effective, fairest and safest research-based strategies are employed to prevent crime, reduce harm and improve community wellness.
We aim to accomplish this by EDUCATING others about evidence-based practices, ADVOCATING for their use in everyday policing and FACILITATING the use and dissemination of research that is useful to front-line officers, commanders and policy makers.
We aim to provide knowledge about evidence-based practices to front-line officers, senior police commanders, community members and policy makers. We are convinced that through the sharing of knowledge, we can all benefit.
We will advocate for the use of evidence-based practices in all aspects of policing as a way of ensuring we are serving our communities in the the most efficient manner without causing harm. The research tells us what works and what doesn’t in policing. We suggest that not using that research amounts to professional malfeasance.
We will facilitate the creation and use of research in policing by acting as a conduit for both police and research professionals. As self proclaimed “pracademics” we offer a unique understanding of the needs of both worlds and are perfectly positioned to drive research.