Through the writing and adoption of policies and training in areas such as bias-free policing, community engagement techniques, use of force, and internal affairs, police departments can adopt evidence-based best practices as they engage with their communities. 


The Center on Policing develops policy on a community-by-community basis to ensure that public safety responses to key issues are tailored to the needs of individual communities. These assessments result in the development of policies that utilize both national “best practice” models and essential community input to achieve public safety and improve police and community relationships. During this process, the Center helps public safety agencies and communities identify metrics, including but not limited to stops, searches, arrests, and use of force incidents, for ongoing analysis to track incident outcomes. The Center aids public safety leadership in identifying individual officers who may need intervention or entire policies and practices that need to be revised before critical incidents occur.