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The NYPD currently partners with various entities to answer empirical research questions in the criminal justice domain. Our working partnerships incorporate academia, non-profit organizations, and government agencies and seek to use scientific evidence to inform the department’s strategy and overall mission. These police-researcher collaborations are intended to support the NYPD’s pursuit of continuous improvement and to culminate in deliverables and recommendations that are feasible and practical to implement. This section contains information for researchers who wish to support the department's research agenda.