All PERF members receive the following benefits:

PERF Daily Clips. This daily email is delivered to your inbox each morning and contains a carefully selected set of police-related news stories, chosen to provide information that PERF members will find informative and interesting.  

Subject to Debate. PERF's newsletter, Subject to Debate, provides articles about PERF research and findings from PERF projects, as well as other information about issues in policing.  PERF will send you Subject to Debate via email as well as in hard-copy form.

Access to the "Members Only" section of the PERF website.  This includes:

  • Customized meeting registration
  • Online dues payment
  • Online updating of your profile and contact information.

Invitations to PERF events.  This includes PERF’s Annual Meeting, the annual Town Hall Meeting held in conjunction with the IACP’s conference, and many national and/or regional conferences each year in which PERF explores key issues in policing. (Recent conferences, for example, have explored the police response to active shooter incidents, the use of body-worn cameras by officers, and the role of local police in preventing and responding to cybercrime.)

Hard copies of PERF publications. When PERF publishes new reports, all members receive hard copies.

In addition, General Members – executive heads of police agencies that employ at least 100 full-time staff members and/or serve a population of 50,000 or more – can vote in all PERF elections.

Please call the PERF office at (202)466-7820 or email Balinda Cockrell at [email protected] if you have questions about PERF membership, or Click Here to Join PERF.