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Police Executive Research Forum

Washington, D.C.

Police Executive Research Forum was awarded $1,075,000 between 1998 and 2017, including 4 grants in Criminal Justice, Community & Economic Development, and What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance.


2017 • 1 year, 9 months • Criminal Justice

Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit organization, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a police research and policy organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. Over the past decade, PERF has developed a senior police management program that provides policing leadership with intensive training in the latest management concepts and practices used in business and government, as well as discussions of the most challenging issues facing law enforcement executives. This project aims to deliver a tailored version of the same training for seventy Chicago Police Department (CPD) command staff to address how to reestablish the legitimacy of the department in the city's communities, implement reforms recommended by the Department of Justice, and respond to multiple crises threatening public safety. Subsequent to the training, PERF expects to provide nine months of follow-up technical assistance to further the training lessons and assist in implementing the CPD's "Next Steps for Reform." Expected outcomes of the effort are improved leadership effectiveness in delivering on reform goals, development of a more concrete and specific timeline for reform and crime strategy, and improved perception of the organization in the community.


2013 • 3 years, 9 months • Community & Economic Development

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.


2012 • 2 years • Community & Economic Development

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.


1998 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To expand a publications program on progressive law enforcement practice.

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