Research Study: Richland County, South Carolina | Click To Download
Research Study: Redlands, California | Click To Download
Departments participating in any of the programs may wish to initiate a custom research study with the New York University and UCLA joint public policy institute called BetaGov.
In these studies, departments work directly with research professionals to initiate a custom study they desire to undertake. Tools such as the use of surveys may be conducted of personnel, citizens and volunteers. The surveys attempt to capture sentiment before and after the application of the decals to gauge changes in how officers are aware of themselves and how the public sees them.
Why This Program Works
Communication is not entirely about what we say. Instead, much of our communication is nonverbal. It’s in the subtleties of the tone of our voice, our expressions, and our body language. But most importantly it’s about where we’re coming from that allows us to effectively communicate with others.
How we think about things and how we speak are well studied by researchers. Police2Peace is using this science to prove that we can stimulate more meaningful interactions resulting in greater compassion that brings communities together
Research such as Procedural Justice, “Priming”, Language-Augmented Cognition and Social Tuning are examples of the well studied science supporting the introduction of PEACE OFFICER wording on public safety vehicles.
Information: Procedural Justice | Click To Read
Information: Priming and Implicit Memory | Click To Read
Information: Language-Augmented Cognition | Click To Read
Information: Synchrony and the Social Tuning of Compassion | Click To Read
Police2Peace is a fiscally sponsored project of the Peace Development Fund.