The IACP Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award is a great way to recognize law enforcement agencies that demonstrate excellence in conducting and using research to improve police operations and public safety. The goal of this award program is to promote the establishment of effective research, especially partnerships among law enforcement agencies and researchers. We encourage all agency leaders to apply to highlight the great work their agency is doing and to receive worldwide recognition.
The award program is overseen by IACP’s Research Advisory Committee and is open to all federal, state, local, tribal, campus and other law enforcement agencies worldwide (private corporations or individuals excluded). Agencies compete for the award by submitting a description of their research and its impact on the agency, community, and the profession of law enforcement.
Judges will take agency size and capacity into consideration when selecting finalists. Three awards (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) are given annually. Award categories are uniqueness of research, quality of research, leadership, partnerships, and performance monitoring.
Winners will be honored at the 2016 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California. Two representatives from each winning agency will be provided with complimentary conference registration, transportation costs, and three nights lodging at IACP’s Annual Conference, where an event to recognize the winning agencies will be held.
The deadline for submissions for the 2016 Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Awards is Monday, August 1, 2016 at Midnight EDT.