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Whether you’re considering a policing career, current law enforcement, or just someone who’s ready to see positive change in policing, ASPIRE will have resources for you. Browse the whole library or search the collection designed for you:

Students and Potential Recruits

ASPIRE offers a variety of resources and events to engage with students and potential recruits. By focusing on what matters most, we can help guide you toward the career in policing that is best for you. Check out the exciting content we have to offer today! 

Police Agencies

Discover a wealth of valuable resources designed to support police agencies in their efforts to attract and retain law enforcement professionals and enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity within their ranks. The ASPIRE Project has curated a collection of practical tools, research findings, and actionable recommendations to guide your agency toward building a more representative and effective policing workforce. 

Community Partners

The ASPIRE project recognizes the critical role community partners play in fostering meaningful connections between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Explore our range of resources designed to help community members have a voice in shaping the policing profession and support inclusive policing.

Researchers

ASPIRE is committed to advancing research that supports police agencies in improving their recruitment, training, organizational culture, and community engagement efforts. We compile existing evidence, guide future research, and support practitioner-researcher partnerships to further advance the science on inclusive policing.

University Administrators

ASPIRE offers tailored resources for universities and other academic institutions to promote initiatives and career pathways into policing. From curriculum development to internship opportunities, we provide resources to help administrators enhance their programs and cultivate the next generation of law enforcement professionals. We also share evidence-based research on practices to support effective and inclusive policing on campus.

Browse Resources

Start your journey towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and equitable workforce. Explore our resources, adopt evidence-based strategies, and transform your agency’s approach to recruitment and retention. Let’s work together to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve, fostering trust, fairness, and excellence along the way. 

  • Best Practices Guide: Access our comprehensive guide that consolidates evidence-based strategies for recruiting, retaining, and supporting officers in today’s environment. Implement these recommendations to create career pathways that attract diverse talent and foster their success within your agency. 

 

  • Recruitment Toolkit: Explore our toolkit, filled with practical resources to support your proactive recruitment efforts in diverse institutions and communities. Gain insights into effective outreach strategies, engagement initiatives, and partnerships that bridge the diversity gaps in law enforcement. 

 

  • Training and Development Modules: Dive into our curated modules that offer specialized training on diversity, unconscious bias, cultural competency, and community engagement. Equip your officers and personnel with the necessary knowledge and skills to serve diverse communities effectively. 

 

  • Research Reports: Stay informed with our collection of research reports that highlight the importance of diversity in policing and the positive impact diversity has on agency performance and community trust. Use these insights to inform your agency’s diversity initiatives and advocate for change. 

 

  • Case Studies: Learn from real-world examples of police agencies that have successfully implemented inclusive practices and achieved meaningful diversity outcomes. These case studies offer practical insights, showcasing the transformative power of prioritizing diversity and inclusion. 

 

  • Webinars and Events: Engage with experts, thought leaders, and practitioners through our webinars and events. Join discussions, share experiences, and gain valuable insights into emerging trends, innovative approaches, and best practices in the field of inclusive policing. 

 

  • Partner Network: Connect with our network of collaborators, including the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). Collaborate with peer organizations to strengthen your diversity efforts and access additional resources.  

Building A Diverse Workforce in Law Enforcement

Considering the racial incidents that occurred in 2020 and the incidents that have followed since, changes need to be made in terms of hiring a diverse group of law enforcement

A Profession in Crisis: Proactively Recruiting in Schools and Minority Communities

Law enforcement agencies should change their approach to recruitment and hire applicants such as students, women, and those in marginalized groups. These agencies should be proactive in recognizing potential candidates

A Crisis Facing Law Enforcement: Recruiting in the 21st Century

In today's society, there are several factors that make recruiting police officers very difficult. There should be a shift in how police officers are trained and hired so the profession

Engaging College Students in 21st Century Law Enforcement

COPS conducted a study with college students where they participated in a conversation on implementing diversity and inclusion within law enforcement and the best recruitment practices. Information was collected through

A Profession in Crisis: Proactively Recruiting in Schools and Minority Communities

In order to recruit more diverse law enforcement candidates, leaders must start recruiting "outside the box." To maintain a constant influx of qualified police candidates, law enforcement recruiters must seek

Recruiting and Retaining Women: A Self-Assessment Guide for Law Enforcement

This guide is meant to inform law enforcement recruiters about issues that may arise when recruiting women. This guide also provides solutions for addressing related issues.