Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit organization, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is a police research and policy organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. PERF helps to improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership; public debate of police and criminal justice issues; and research and policy development.
Re-Engineering Use of Force
PERF recently released guiding principles for improving use-of-force training and policies. Click on the links below to read the principles and learn about their origins.
PERF produces publications that summarize its research findings and development of policy guidance and best practices. Most PERF reports are available without charge in our Online Library. Recent publications include:
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