Center for Policing Equity

The Center for Policing Equity is a research center founded at University of California-Los Angeles and now based at Yale University.[1] Phillip Atiba Goff, a Professor of African-American Studies and Psychology at Yale University, is the co-founder and CEO. Tracie L. Keesee, who spent 25 years in the Denver Police Department, co-founded the Center with Goff and is Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives.[2]

The Center for Policing Equity is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that collects and analyzes data surrounding police interactions with the community to diagnose disparities in policing.[3] Their mission is “justice through science”, using social science to improve policing and reduce racial disparities.[2]


  1. ^ Roberts, Sam (21 March 2016). "U.C.L.A. Center on Police-Community Ties Will Move to John Jay College". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Center for Policing Equity Co-Founder Discusses Reimagining Community Safety at Kennedy School Event | News". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  3. ^ Kastner, Jennifer. "SDPD Chief reaffirms commitment to equity in policing amid upcoming report". ABC 10News. Scripps Media, Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2019.

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