Oregon Knowledge Bank
The Oregon Knowledge Bank (OKB) is a collaboration between CPE and the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. It is a resource for and created by the public safety community in Oregon. The OKB focuses on Oregon: its innovative policing, corrections, and community supervision programs; and research conducted on criminal justice initiatives.
Programs - The OKB program section provides the ability to submit, share, and search for public safety programs from around Oregon.
Research - The OKB research section provides summaries of topics and research studies relevant to the needs of Oregon agencies and the communities they serve. From here, research assistance can also be requested.
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Choosing to Serve Study
In addition to bridging the gap between practitioners and academics, we are beginning to contribute our own work to the larger body of research. Currently, we are working on the Choosing to Serve project. This project came about due to significant shifts affecting police-community relationships, as well as the culture of policing itself. The purpose of this survey is to better understand the perceptions within groups associated with policing - potential applicants, police recruits, current and former officers, and civilian personnel. This survey-based project includes questions about perceptions of the drivers and barriers to a career in law enforcement.
If you are currently an OREGON college student, a police academy recruit, a current police officer, a current law enforcement civilian employee, or a former/retired police officer, please consider taking five minutes to complete our survey at Survey Monkey - Choosing to Serve