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KCPD Receives Leadership In Law Enforcement Research Award

Publish Date 10/20/2022
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Pictured (left) is Dr. Joel Caplan from Rutgers University, our research partner, Captain Jonas Baughman, and Chief Joseph Mabin.


This week, KCPD received the Leadership in Law Enforcement Research Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police for its Risk-Based Policing (RBP) strategy.

The award recognizes an agency demonstrating excellence in conducting and using research to improve police operations & public safety. The newer approach of RBP, implemented citywide in 2019, helps reverse policing’s tendency to over-rely on enforcement and instead seeks a balance between prevention and response.

Learn more about RBP and its focus on “places, not people” - Fighting crime by checking buildings, not suspects (