This paper reviews the goals, Resource Index, and sample articles of the National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab, which will serve as a reliable national resource to improve public safety through effective crime-fighting strategies, robust constitutional policing, and stronger community relationships.
The Knowledge Lab will collaborate with stakeholder organizations, researchers, and agencies to leverage and share resources and guidance already developed within these professional networks and work to serve as a reliable national resource. The Lab’s Resource Index will serve as a vital link for law enforcement leaders to use as they develop and implement crime-reduction strategies that are evidence-informed and built upon a foundation of partnership with their communities. This article also provides online access to articles that are currently being read by Lab staff to determine whether they are suitable for inclusion in the Lab’ Resource Index. Some topics addressed are a case study of women officers walking beats, and an alternative response to mental health police calls in Oklahoma City.