As a research and action think thank, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) aims to provide leadership in equity through excellence in research. Using evidence-based approaches to social justice, CPE uses data to create levers for social, cultural and policy change.
The CPE works collaboratively with law enforcement, communities, and political stakeholders to identify ways to strengthen relationships with the communities they serve. Together, they increase policing equity through transparency and accountability, while maintaining high standards of service, reliability, and protection.
As a result of their collaborations, they have received the endorsement of the Major Cities Chiefs Association and crafted a blueprint for research and action in policing equity.
They have developed four areas of expertise: 1) understanding disparate impact and police use of force; 2) evaluating immigration policy enforcement; 3) achieving organizational equity; and 4) examining juvenile justice.