What sets the Police Training Institute apart is our commitment to academic research in the field of law enforcement and criminal justice.

We collaborate with numerous colleges and academic departments at the University of Illinois, including the Department of Computer Science in digital forensics research; Anthropology and Genomic Biology in forensics DNA research; Psychology and Beckman Institute in police attention and perception under stress; Kinesiology in police fitness, and Educational Psychology in regards to diversity training for police. Students have the opportunity to be involved in various research studies. The result is new and more effective teaching methods that improve decision-making in an increasingly complex working environment for police.

Collaborate With Us

At the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, we believe in the power of collaboration and student involvement in our research efforts. Whether you're an established researcher with a project idea or a student seeking to gain valuable experience in policing research, we would love to hear from you.

We invite you to contact us by filling out our form to express your interest and provide some initial information. Our team is eager to review your submission and explore potential research collaborations that can help further our mission.