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Welcome to the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. The Hall recognizes innovative law enforcement practitioners who have been central to the implementation of a high quality research program in their agency and also are relentless champions of institutionalizing evidence-based practices. These leaders of evidence-based policing not only help make high-quality police scholarship possible but also advance significant reforms in policing by utilizing science in their decision making. Congratulations to the Hall of Fame class of 2017! Winners will be inducted at our next symposium which will take place in June, 2017.

  • WILLIAM BARRITT, Inspector (Commander) of Patrol, Brooklyn Park (MN) Police Department
  • MICHAEL BARTON, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary (England)
  • SHERI BELL, Crime Analyst, Winnipeg (Manitoba) Police Service
  • STEPHEN BROWN, Deputy Commissioner, Western Australia Police
  • MICHAEL KURTENBACH, Executive Assistant Chief, Phoenix (AZ) Police Department
  • DEBORAH PLATZ, Assistant Commissioner, Australian Federal Police
  • GREGORY STEWART, Sergeant, Portland (OR) Police Bureau
  • RICHARD TWISS, Retired Chief, Indio (CA) Police Department

Membership requirements:

  • Nominees must be or have been a member of a law enforcement agency, either as a sworn officer or civilian employee; and
  • Nominees must have been central to the implementation of a documented, rigorous scientific evaluation in their affiliated agency. Such evaluations can be conducted for various interventions, policies, or practices and include a wide variety of outcomes (i.e., crime reduction, improvement in citizen satisfaction, reduction of fear, improvements in police legitimacy, etc.); and
  • Nominees must show a long standing record of incorporating and translating evidence-based practices in their agency. These practices may include implementing strategies that have been shown to be effective in reducing and preventing crime like those shown in the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix or using practices supported by research that address fear of crime, community legitimacy, internal accountability, and other law enforcement concerns. Such a record of practice might also include greater incorporation of science and scientific processes in decision making or training.

To nominate an individual or individuals, please click here for more information. Selection decisions are made by a committee that includes the Director and two senior fellows of the CEBCP and one Hall of Fame member. Contributions to support the Hall of Fame Awards and other initiatives of the CEBCP can be made through our 100K for 10 Campaign.

News story about the Hall of Fame

 Call for Nominations 

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Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) staff and awardees at the 2014 CEBCP-IDB Annual Symposium at the Arlington campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University