Welcome to ASPIRE

Advancing Service-oriented Policing through Inclusion, Relationship-building, & Engagement 


With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, RTI International, a nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition, is committed to creating diverse and promising opportunities for aspiring police officers by exploring innovative and inclusive pathways into policing careers. 

We want to engage with you.

Collaboration for Change

We’ve teamed up with some amazing organizations and universities to highlight promising and exciting opportunities in policing to students and other aspiring change-makers. Our friends and partners include the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators Association (HBCU-LEEA), the Hispanic Association Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, and Southern University.

Our Approach

Our approach is rooted in evidence-based practices and collaboration with law enforcement and community partners to support the identification and recruitment of a diverse police workforce. We empower agencies with practical recommendations, enabling them to attract, retain and nurture a diverse talent pool. Additionally, we offer valuable resources for individuals considering a career in policing, guiding them toward fulfilling career paths and encouraging community safety and well-being.

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Get Involved

Be a part of ASPIRE. 

Stay up to date on new resources and ways to help us make a difference. Your involvement can help shape the future of law enforcement, fostering positive relationships and understanding within communities.