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Department of Justice Launches Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab

On April 27, 2022, the Department of Justice announced the creation of the National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab, a free training, technical assistance and resource hub for law enforcement, designed to promote constitutional policing, improve public safety and build trust in communities across the country. Agencies will be able to turn to the Knowledge Lab for free, voluntary resources, including research summaries, profiles of best practices, training curricula and a roster of constitutional policing experts to support their needs.

The Knowledge Lab is managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) through a partnership with the National Policing Institute in collaboration with 21st Century Policing Solutions, and a diverse cohort of policing experts from across the country. It is intended to grow and adapt over time to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies and communities.

“Constitutional policing is foundational to a just and equitable society, and it remains the bedrock of effective public safety,” said BJA Director Karhlton F. Moore. “America’s law enforcement officers work hard to serve our communities. The Knowledge Lab will assist agencies in their efforts to serve with fairness and integrity, and we are determined to help them live up to the highest ideals of their profession.”

Read the Department of Justice press release and visit the Knowledge Lab website to learn more about the launch and the resources and services available.

Date Published: April 27, 2022