Our Mission

The National Police Foundation’s mission is to advance policing through innovation and science. We are the oldest nationally-known, nonprofit, nonpartisan, and non-membership-driven organization dedicated to improving America’s most noble profession – policing.

The National Police Foundation (NPF) has been on the cutting edge of police innovation for nearly 50 years since it was established by the Ford Foundation to reportedly fill the role of “the largest private agency in the nation concerned exclusively with police work” and “assist experiments and pilot programs by police departments seeking to make basic changes in their operations and to upgrade their performance.”