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 personnal, citizens and volunteers. Often the surveys attempt to capture sentiment before and after the application of the decals.
This is all done so that they key question can be answered: who was impacted and what was the impact?
Why This Program Works
Police2Peace is using science to prove that we can create positive change through the public’s exposure to stimuli intended to affect behavior in their communities.
Below the surface of conscious thought, we are all being exposed to ideas by what we see and hear around us. Research has proven that these exposures to stimuli can have a dramatic effect on human behavior in their surrounding environments.
Research such as “Priming”, Language-Augmented Cognition and Social Tuning are examples of the well known psychological effects behind the effect of introducing PEACE OFFICER on public safety vehicles.
Police2Peace is a fiscally sponsored project of the Peace Development Fund.