Sep 26, 2016
Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are becoming a common feature in the police officer’s arsenal. A multisite randomized controlled trial demonstrated that the use of BWCs dramatically reduces the incidence of complaints lodged against officers.
The RAND Center on Quality Policing (CQP) provides research and analysis on contemporary police practice and policy. By determining what practices are most cost-effective and results-oriented, the Center's work helps law enforcement agencies across the United States make better operational decisions and consistently perform at their best.
Today's police forces confront tough issues, including:
Research done at the Center focuses on four interrelated areas-best practices, performance measurement, use of technology, and force planning-to deliver results that help departments solve these and other problems.
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