Welcome to the RAND Center for Quality Policing

The RAND Center for Quality Policing (CQP) provides research and analysis to improve the practices, policies, and technologies used in policing. Our findings are of interest to police practitioners at all levels, law enforcement technology developers, and law enforcement policymakers and funders. CQP is part of the Justice Policy Program within RAND Social and Economic Well-Being.

  • A Chicago police officer monitors the Police Observation Devices on computer screens at the 7th District police station in Chicago, Illinois, January 5, 2018, photo by Joshua Lott/Reuters

    Real-Time Crime Centers Help Reduce Crime

    District-level strategic decision support centers used by police in Chicago enabled novel responses to crime incidents that were not previously possible. Crime reductions varied between three and 17 percent. However, there are risks to the long-term support of the centers.

Bulletins For Practitioners

Bulletins For Technology Developers and Acquisition Personnel

Bulletins For Budgeters and Planners

Policing Practice

Technologies

  • Cybercrime concept of handcuffs icon on a digital background, photo by blackboard/Adobe Stock
    Cybercrime

    What Could Help Law Enforcement Deal with Crime on the Dark Web?

    Oct 29, 2019

    Crime in traditional online forums often leaves a trail of data that can be followed. But on the dark web, the process of collecting those data and turning them into evidence can be difficult. A panel of law enforcement practitioners and researchers identified ways to address this challenge.

Policy and Budgeting