PERF Trending

"Trending" is PERF's weekly update to its members covering the latest news from PERF and the policing world. Past editions of Trending are available below.


  • August 8th: We’re in a Hypercharged Political Environment 
  • August 1st: COVID Has Demonstrated that Police Are Problem-Solvers
  • July 25th: This Is a Defining Moment for Policing
  • July 18th: When It Comes to Addressing Problems such as Homelessness, This Is What Police Reform Should Look Like
  • July 11th: The Good Cop
  • July 4th: Thank You
  • June 27th: Here’s What We’re Planning for Tuesday’s Town Hall Meeting
  • June 20th: PERF’s First Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Now Available on Video
  • June 13th: How Do We Respond to “Defund the Police”?
  • June 6th: Moving Forward from One of the Most Difficult Weeks in Policing
  • May 30th: The Death of George Floyd, and Its Searing Effect on Policing
  • May 23rd: Remembering 3 Giants in the Field of Policing Research
  • May 16th: What We Know – and Don’t Know – About Crime During the Pandemic
  • May 9th: The “Social Distancing Police” vs. Community Policing
  • May 2nd: COVID-19 and Criminal Justice Reform, and a Tribute to Tony Narr
  • April 25th: Looking forward to the return of in-person meetings
  • April 18th: Lessons from the COVID crisis that may help soften the looming economic crisis
  • April 11th: 9/11 and the COVID Crisis, As Seen by an Officer Who Survived Both
  • April 4th: Jim Collins's "Stockdale Paradox" and supporting policing friends during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • March 28th: The COVID-19 crisis and leadership lessons from General Stanley McCrystal
  • March 21st: PERF's new COVID-19 resources and the Martinsburg, WV harm reduction program
  • March 14th: PERF members on responding to the COVID-19 threat and previous PERF reports on responding to a pandemic
  • March 7th: Washington State COVID-19 responses, upcoming first-line supervision webinar, and PERF staff attend an officer wellness symposium
  • February 29th: Police chief turnover in Oakland, ICAT training in Hallandale Beach, FL, and emotional survival training in Baltimore
  • February 22nd: Use of force in Volusia County, FL, body-worn camera research in Miami Beach, and reducing nonfatal shootings in Topeka, KS
  • February 15th: Facial recognition, bail laws, and a new PERF report on less-lethal technologies