Chief Chris Burbank

Director of Law Enforcement Engagement Chief Burbank recently accepted the position as Director of Law Enforcement Engagement with The Center for Policing Equity.  He has been involved with CPE since its inception, utilizing their research capability at the height of the immigration debate, and supporting their efforts throughout the Nation.  He is an unwavering advocate […]

CPE, Austin Police Department Release New Research on Racial Disparities in Austin

(AUSTIN, TX) — Today at a press conference at the Austin Police Department headquarters, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo joined Center for Policing Equity (CPE) President and Cofounder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff and Director of Law Enforcement Engagement Chief Chris Burbank to release the findings of, “The Science of Policing Equity: Measuring Fairness in the Austin Police […]

The Science of Policing Equity: Measuring Fairness in the Austin Police Department

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo joined Center for Policing Equity (CPE) President and Cofounder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff and Director of Law Enforcement Engagement Chief Chris Burbank to release the findings of, “The Science of Policing Equity: Measuring Fairness in the Austin Police Department”, a new report done in collaboration with the Urban Institute analyzing racial disparities […]

Press Release: New CPE Report Analyzes Racial Disparities in Austin PD

For Immediate Release October 12, 2016 Contact: APD – Anna Sabana, Anna.sabana@austintexas.gov CPE – Safiya Jafari Simmons, safiya@policingequity.org Center for Policing Equity, Austin Police Department and Urban Institute Release New Research on Racial Disparities in Austin (AUSTIN, TX) — Today at a press conference at the Austin Police Department headquarters, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo […]

National Justice Database

  Join the National Justice Database Creating a national justice database wasn’t our idea. In fact, it was a major city police chief who actually suggested that such a database be created to help law enforcement professionals, officers, supporters, changemakers, and others better understand how to best serve and protect. From that idea, offered more […]

Executive Team

Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD – Cofounder and President Christopher Burbank – Director of Law Enforcement Engagement Meredith Smiedt, MSW – Executive Director Safiya Jafari Simmons, MA – Director of Communications and Media Relations