Almost every decision made by a law enforcement officer is — and should be — based on research. It could be as simple as how effective it is for police officers to carry a tourniquet on their duty belts, or as high profile as storing data from body-worn cameras.
In a new article, Captain James Nolette explores how research dictates everything that officers do, whether they realize it or not, and discusses how his department in Fayetteville, NC is using research to move policing forward.
- Read the NIJ Journal article to learn more.
- Watch a 3-minute video about the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science program - a partnership between NIJ and the International Association of Chiefs of Police - and how it has benefited scholars and police departments.