This past year was a time of tremendous growth and exciting developments at the Policing Project — and we’re already gearing up for an ambitious start to 2019. Soon, we’ll be announcing several new initiatives, but before do, we wanted to take a moment to look back and celebrate the accomplishments of this year— all made possible through close collaboration with our partners, the guidance of our advisory board, and the generous support of our funders and supporters like you.


Chicago NPI

In the Windy City, we partnered with the Chicago Police Department and Chicago residents to pilot a Neighborhood Policing and Community Engagement Initiative.


Nashville Traffic Stop Report

In partnership with the city of Nashville and its police, we published a thorough assessment of the efficacy of traffic stops to lower crime—the first study of its kind in the nation.

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The Benefits—and Costs—of Policing

In September, we gathered a diverse group of stakeholders to explore the transformative effect cost-benefit analysis could bring to community policing.


LAPD Body-Cam Footage Policy

In Los Angeles, we helped the Police Commission run a city-wide engagement effort that resulted in policy changes that are now the law in all of California.


Our national field research

In partnership with the National Police Foundation, we launched a nation-wide project to study how different cities are approaching police-community engagement.


Progress in Cleveland

In Cleveland, we continued our work with the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team, which recently reported use of force, crime, and officer injuries are all down.

How You Can help

Next year, we plan to do even more. We’re aiming to expand our work in democratic accountability, regulation of policing technology and the co-production of public safety to a scope beyond anything we’ve done so far. We are extremely grateful to the individuals and organizations whose financial support makes all this possible.

There are two ways you can make a contribution to our organization:

1). Through New York University’s online system. The gift amount should be entered in the Other Designation line. Please specify the Policing Project as the recipient.

2). By mail. Please send checks made payable to New York University to:

Policing Project at NYU School of Law
Attn: Nicole Bernardo
40 Washington Square South
Suite 302
New York, NY 10012

From all of us at the Policing Project, we thank you for your continued support. We wish everyone a happy holiday season and a happy New Year!