Evidence-Based Policing Strategies & Recommendations 

Police Foundation Evidence-Based Policing App
The Evidence-Based Policing mobile app is designed to promote the awareness,
identification and use of evidence-based strategies by law enforcement officers, crime prevention advocates, community members, and others on the front lines of community safety. The app was created by the Police Foundation through a partnership with George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

While a substantial portion of the strategies identified in the App have been derived from CEBCP’s Evidence-Based Policing Matrix Project, the App also offers limited practical tips and strategies in emerging areas of concern or focus that can be considered ideas worthy of careful exploration and experimentation, but don’t yet have the required research support to be considered “evidence-based or “evidence-informed.”

Additionally, the App provides easily consumed summaries of key research and evaluation literature to support practitioners and policymakers in their need to embrace science in policing and to remain aware of and understand the research that contributes to our understanding of what works. The Police Foundation and its partner organizations are committed to expanding the App’s content and usefulness and as funding resources are identified, new material and features can be added. We recognize that the App is a “living” resource, to be further developed and expanded over time.

The app is now available on Android, iOS, and Windows