Center for Quality Policing Newsletters

The Center for Quality Policing newsletter provides periodic updates on research, news and events of interest to the policing sector. Read the latest edition below.

  • An aerial view of downtown Dallas, Texas. Photo by SeanPavonePhoto / Adobe Stock

    RAND Center for Quality Policing Newsletter | October 2022

    In this newsletter, introducing the new director of the RAND Center for Quality Policing, Dic Donohue; looking ahead to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas; new research on preventing and mitigating mass attacks; and more.

    Oct 14, 2022

  • Center for Quality Policing Newsletter | November 2021

    In this newsletter, findings and analysis to inform your planning and strategies for the new year, including promising practices on how law enforcement has been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Nov 5, 2021

  • Priscilla Bennett is the first person in Philadelphia to cast an early ballot for the 2020 election, on Temple University's campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 29, 2020, photo by Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters

    Center for Quality Policing Newsletter | October 2020

    In this newsletter: addressing risks of unrest and misinformation related to the U.S. elections and COVID-19, preventing officer suicide, and more.

    Oct 29, 2020

  • A fleet of black and white police cars with the red, white, and blue lights atop. Photo by

    Center for Quality Policing Newsletter | June 2020

    In this special issue: working toward answering big questions about policing in America, a Q&A with RAND experts on the potential for police reform, and evidence on what works and doesn't work in policing.

    Jun 18, 2020

  • New York Police officers wear protective masks as they keep an eye on demonstrators who protest against U.S. President Donald Trump and his policies outside Trump International Hotel during the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York, U.S., April 18, 2020, photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

    Center for Quality Policing Newsletter | April 2020

    This newsletter summarizes RAND research of interest to police agencies during COVID-19, including information for policy makers on protecting first responders during major incident response, combating misinformation, and detecting attack plots by those planning to use the outbreak to further acts of violence.

    Apr 20, 2020

  • 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

    Center for Quality Policing Newsletter | February 2020

    In this newsletter: evaluating Chicago Police Department's real time crime centers, evaluating a crime reduction program to eliminate open-air drug markets in a way that enhanced police-community relationships, technology needs for combating the opioid epidemic, and more.

    Feb 13, 2020

  • West Midlands Police officers trialling the use of body worn cameras.

    Center for Quality Policing Newsletter | Fall 2019

    In this newsletter: three steps that make body-worn cameras more effective at preventing assaults on officers; a new toolkit on promising policing strategies, and how to implement them; ways to prevent violence at major sporting events; and more.

    Sep 19, 2019