The prevalence of gun violence brings harm to our communities. Law Enforcement agencies are tasked with confronting a variety of serious incidents to provide public safety, as well as addressing the problems that lead to and promote violence, such as firearm trafficking and illegal firearm possession. Beyond injuries and fatalities, gun violence affects our society’s overall well-being and affects the quality of life for all. Much of it takes place in at-risk or underserved communities, and gun violence incidents are often unreported or go unnoticed. With the rise of gun violence in the US it is becoming a larger and more costly issue than many realize. In this webinar, a panel of academics and policing experts will discuss innovative tools and strategies for reducing gun violence in the US stemming from the Police Foundation’s gun and violence-related research and projects.
Other Webinars with this Organization:
- Sept 8: Metric Development and Data Collection with Community Partners
- Oct 6: Gun Violence Reduction: Solutions, Tools, and Trends (this webinar)
- Oct 19: Lessons on Compassionate Policing from Joe Smarro of the HBO Documentary Ernie & Joe
- Nov 30: Crisis Intervention Models in Small and Rural Agencies
Established in 1970 through a large grant by the Ford Foundation, the National Police Foundation (NPF) is the oldest nationally known 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, and non-membership-driven organization dedicated to improving American policing. NPF is a research organization with a long history of successful partnerships with law enforcement, cities, states, universities, federal agencies, other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private foundations. NPF’s growing portfolio of scientific research and experiments remains the catalyst for significant changes in policing, informing scholars and practitioners alike, and serves as a model for the systematic examination of real-world challenges. Over the course of the last 50 years, NPF has conducted seminal research in police behavior, policy, and procedure, and continues leading efforts in new evidence-based practices and innovations to law enforcement. To accomplish this mission—Advancing Policing Through Innovation and Science—NPF works closely with public safety and criminal justice agencies across the country and internationally. Today, NPF continues to advance the impact and delivery of police services through reform, advancements and enhancements. The NPF also works with communities across the United States and internationally to provide research, training, and technical assistance relating to community engagement and problem solving; promoting safety and healthy organizations and officers; the reduction and prevention of violence; and equitable and fair justice for all. In addition to designing, conducting, and evaluating controlled experiments, NPF also provides a range of services to local public safety agencies that includes training, technical assistance, management analyses and planning.