Who We Are

The Center for Policing Equity’s (CPE’s) North Star is protecting, empowering, and supporting vulnerable communities—particularly Black and Brown communities—to redesign their public safety systems. CPE provides decision-makers with data, stories, and relationships to facilitate change that’s bold, innovative, and lasting. We do science to promote justice.

What We Stand For

Our work is powered by science. We gather and analyze data on behaviors within public safety systems and use those data to help communities achieve safer policing outcomes. Our goal is to make policing less racist, less deadly, and less omnipresent. We believe we can drive meaningful change by ensuring communities and law enforcement have the evidence-based resources they need to reimagine public safety, build community trust, and achieve racial equity.

Our History

“For 250 years the system has worked as intended.
And that should inspire change.”

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Co-Founder & CEO