Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (Leads): Agency-Based Police Research

Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (Leads): Agency-Based Police Research

Source: 

National Institute of Justice

Author(s): 

Gary Cordner

The National Institute of Justice created the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science Agencies (LEADS Agencies) program in 2016 to encourage law enforcement agencies to develop and enhance the internal capacity to use data, analysis, research, and evidence for the purpose of improving police effectiveness.

The initiative complements NIJ's LEADS Scholars program, started in 2014, which recognizes and supports mid-career personnel who have demonstrated an aptitude and appreciation for research. It also complements NIJ's longstanding support of partnerships between researchers and police organizations.

This paper is part of a series of articles, briefs, and other publications designed to provide a practical understanding of the role of data, analysis, research, and evidence in modern policing and police administration.

You can access this resource online here.