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For nearly 30 years, the CNA Institute for Public Research has applied research, analysis, and technical assistance to solve complex problems in the public sector. We work with more than 450 agencies and organizations to analytically assess challenges and develop responses that promote public safety and officer safety, reduce violence, prevent crime, address victim needs and services, and improve police operations.


Through methodologically sound scientific research grounded in field operations analysis and assistance—and through our close connections with justice agency management and operations—we help local, county, and state police organizations achieve practical results that save lives, promote justice, and improve efficiency, trust, and accountability in justice system operations. CNA has also worked with law enforcement agencies in diverse locations on comprehensive analyses of use-of-force incidents, traffic stops, citizen contacts, police shootings of civilians, and many other aspects of police operations and administration, as well as on community policing and community engagement. Through such analyses, we identify opportunities for law enforcement agencies to implement improvements in training, investigations, community engagement, internal and external accountability mechanisms, and procedural justice.


CNA’s approach to organizational transformation relies on assessments and evaluations that have been tested and proven in our work over the past 80 years of CNA’s history. It is data driven and collaborative, combining subject matter experts in the specific organizational and substantive areas at issue with experienced analysts who work directly with practitioners to identify, analyze, and solve problems.

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  • Publication Date: 4/15/2022