The National Institute of Justice is the research and science agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ started a LEADS Scholars program 5 years ago to support sworn mid-career law enforcement personnel who have a demonstrated interest in data, analysis, and research. A complementary LEADS Agencies program was implemented in 2017 to help agencies enhance their capacity for practical, real-world evidence-based policing. One product now available to the field is a self-assessment tool designed to help agencies identify any gaps that they might want to fill in order to become more evidence-based.
- Attendees will gain information about the ongoing NIJ LEADS Scholars program, including benefits, deadlines, and how to apply.
- Attendees will hear about some lessons learned from LEADS Agencies pilot sites around the country.
- Attendees will get a thorough explanation of the evidence-based policing self-assessment tool along with instructions on how to access it for their own agency.
This webinar has been sponsored by the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners. IALEP is a member-governed organization for people working in, or interested in, planning, policy, budget, performance measurement, analysis, research, and other related functions for criminal justice agencies.