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    About The CACP Research Foundation

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    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.

    The CACP RF emerged from a recent strategic planning session more focussed than ever, with a revitalized mission and vision to empower Canadian policing today, and prepare it for whatever may come in the future.

    CACP Research Foundation 2016-2017 Annual Report      

    CACP RF 2.0 A New Vision

    Mission Statement

    The CACP RF promotes the creation, use and sharing of collaborative research in Canadian policing.

    Vision Statement

    Enabling evidence-based decisions in policing.

    Working alongside the CACP, with direct access to the full resources of Canadian policing, the CACP RF is unique in its ability to engage and influence police and police leaders, academia, public and private sectors. We act as a connector, collaborator and facilitator to enable evidence-based decision-making.