Grantee Profile

Police Executive Research Forum

Grants to Police Executive Research Forum

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Community & Economic Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past two years, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), an organization composed of the chiefs of the nation's law enforcement departments, has facilitated a major reform effort in the Chicago Police Department focused on overhauling organizational and administrative procedures, reinstituting community policing, and, more generally, improving police-community relations. This grant funds PERF's continuing facilitation of the reform efforts, as a means to improve the Department's crime-fighting effectiveness and to reduce the number of abuse accusations against police officers.

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The New York-based Police Executive Research Forum, a membership organization comprising chiefs of the nation's largest law enforcement departments, has helped lead major U.S. law enforcement reform efforts of the last 25 years, including community and problem-oriented policing. This grant supports a planning process in which PERF will serve as the lead facilitator to guide a major reorganization of the Chicago Police Department. It will work with the department to engage public, private, and community leaders in defining a new model of policing for Chicago, and to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations to guide the reorganization of the department over an 18-month period.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Police Executive Research Forum $775,000 between 2003 and 2014.