Examining the Variability in Police Union Contract Protection – Part I

Background Incidents of police killing of civilians, corruption, and misconduct in recent years have led to greater  for calls and actions related to police reform. Various measures have been proposed to reduce disparities in policing activity (e.g., deprioritizing proactive traffic enforcement), reduce unconstitutional policing actions (e.g., emphasizing de-escalation), and improve accountability of officers and law […]

“Do Something. Do The Right Thing” Part II

Part 2: An Evaluation on the Impact of Active Bystandership Training This post presents findings from an ongoing evaluation of Active Bystandership (AB) training conducted by the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) through the Ethical Policing is Courageous (EPIC) program. EPIC has several components including officer training, increased support for officer health and wellness, and policy […]

How to Think About Evaluating Acoustic Gunshot Detection Systems

In recent years, law enforcement agencies have increasingly deployed technological solutions to prevent and solve gun crimes. Agencies and elected officials have long recognized the need for rigorous evaluations of these technologies. However, what is often overlooked is a clear-eyed statement of what a successful or unsuccessful program looks like.

“Do something. Do the right thing”

In this post, we present part of an ongoing evaluation of Active Bystandership (AB) training that has been conducted in the Baltimore Police Department