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POLICING

Policing decisions determine who enters the criminal justice system and who avoids it. And police action, such opting for citations over arrests, has tremendous impact on defendants and communities. We’re helping to better inform these critical decisions.

Learn

You can’t solve a problem until you fully understand it. Whether you’re looking for a quick summary or more detail, our resources explain what’s at issue and what’s at stake.

Implement

Interested in implementing reforms? We work with stakeholders to develop consensus solutions. Learn about our reform projects and proposals.

Measure

Focused on evidence-based solutions, we do empirical evaluations of implemented reforms and provide data illuminating how the system works. See what we’re working on.

Quick Facts


Number of NC municipal police departments: 357
Source: NC Justice Academy
Number of NC sheriff’s departments: 100
Source: NC Sheriffs’ Association
Number of NC state troopers: 1,600
Source: NCDPS


 




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