Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Law Enforcement Research and Policy Institute

Advancing excellence in professional policing through evidence-based policy and practice.

The Law Enforcement Research and Policy Institute partners with local and state law enforcement agencies to conduct research on salient topics in the field of law enforcement. Topics of interest include evidence-based policing, officer health and wellness, and police-community relations. The Institute assists agencies in identifying evidence-based policies and practices to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies and the services they provide to their communities.


  • Florida Sheriffs Association
  • Florida Police Chiefs Association
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office



DIRECTOR | Kyle McLean, Ph.D.

For more information on the Law Enforcement Research and Policy Institute, contact Kyle McLean or George Pesta