As society evolves and becomes more complex, a host of social issues and new forms of criminal behaviour demand alternative, innovative solutions. This is taking place at a time when police are scrutinized and held accountable for their actions more closely than ever.
Public confidence in policing depends on effective, evidence-based strategies and practice. Police leaders, policy makers and academics recognize that Canadian policing needs a system-wide transformation rather than incremental adjustment. Credible research plays a pivotal role in that transformation.
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Research Foundation (1982) Inc. (CACP RF) is a registered charitable foundation that works to make evidence-based research an integral part of Canadian policing. Aligned with the CACP, the CACP RF promotes policing research that results in better policing decisions so that Canadian communities continue to thrive.