Phase Two Participating Agencies
Beginning in 2013, the National Police Research Platform has expanded to approximately 100 agencies nationwide, including both local police departments and sheriff’s offices.
During a 3-year development period (Phase 1 below), the Platform’s methods and procedures were tested and refined to focus on key issues in policing, maximize the usefulness of the research to practitioners, minimize intrusion in daily operations, and promote confidentiality and voluntary participation by employees and community members. Ongoing feedback and recommendations from practitioners in Phase 1 helped to improve the design of the Platform for future participants.
The recruitment phase for Phase 2 of the National Police Research Platform is almost complete and data collection is underway.
(See a list of Phase Two participating agencies).
Phase One Participating Agencies
The National Police Research Platform began collecting data in 2009 in 28 jurisdictions and one state wide training academy. The participating agencies varied in size and region of the country. They included small, medium, and large jurisdictions, one sheriff’s agency, and one Native tribal agency. Their participation in Platform projects varied. Most agencies participated in law enforcement organizational surveys, chief and sheriff interviews, and the collection of demographic information about their agency. In a smaller set of agencies, a public satisfaction survey was implemented with residents who had a recent contact with one of the agency’s officers. In several agencies, new police recruits and new supervisors were surveyed at multiple time points. The Platform’s data collection encompassed both internal and external measures of organizational performance, and feedback was provided to each agency for the various survey components.
(See a list of Phase One participating agencies).
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