The CACP RF promotes the creation, use and sharing of collaborative research in Canadian policing and will work to achieve the following goals:
- Embed the principles and practices of evidence-based decision making within the culture of Canadian policing
- Foster a culture that regards policing as a social science, a profession that observes ethics and values, and build a body of knowledge that is shared
- Facilitate the development and adoption of a national research agenda focussing on current and emerging policing issues
- Create a national network for the exchange and mobilization of Canadian policing information
- Engage, consult and collaborate with professional and community partners to enhance capabilities in Canadian policing research
- Identify and support governance and financial strategies for on-going sustainability
Research is inclusive - We believe that research is open and public, available to everyone from a Junior Constable to the Chief of Police.
Research is cost effective - It helps communities spend money wisely because it positively impacts policing outcomes. Cost savings result from implementing a solution that has been successful in another community or from new research that finds a better solution to a current issue.
Research is Canadian - A body of policing research based on Canadian culture, laws and policies is urgently needed by the Canadian policing community.