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CNA, Tulsa Police to Hold Virtual Informational Meeting on Final Community Policing Evaluation Report

This article was archived on 5/15/2022

Tulsa Police and CNA, a nationally accredited 21st Century Policing firm, will hold a virtual informational meeting on Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m. where CNA will share the final report from its community policing evaluation followed by the Tulsa Police Department who will present a short-term Action Plan based on the report’s findings.

CNA, which was awarded a contract by the City of Tulsa to develop actionable implementation steps to advance community policing in Tulsa through community engagement and policy assessment, hosted two community meetings with Tulsa Police in November 2021 to get public feedback as they developed the report.

This final report and evaluation are helping Tulsa Police direct the future of community policing.
All Tulsa residents are invited to watch Thursday’s virtual informational meeting via Zoom.
Join with this link.

Following the presentation, the final report will be made available at

In March 2017, community members, law enforcement, and City officials released the Findings and Recommendations of the Tulsa Commission on Community Policing, which outlined 77 specific recommendations for the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) to help build trust and legitimacy, improve policy and oversight, reduce crime, and provide specific initiatives to help with training, technology, and officer wellness. Over the past four years, TPD has been implementing all recommendations except for the remaining recommendation for community policing evaluation and officer hiring.

To continue the momentum for community policing, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to have outside experts conduct community policing evaluation and planning. The City of Tulsa required respondents to utilize the community-based participatory action research model, which actively engages community members and organizations who have a personalized knowledge of the needs, concerns, and strategies impacting them as co-researchers.

Based in Arlington, VA, CNA leads and guides numerous agencies nationwide in implementing 21st century policing best practices and has extensive community engagement experience evidenced by their work in Chicago, Albuquerque and multiple other U.S. cities.

About CNA
CNA is a nonprofit research and analysis organization dedicated to the safety and security of the nation. It operates the Institute for Public Research — which serves civilian government agencies — and the Center for Naval Analyses, the Department of the Navy's federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). CNA is dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance. With nearly 700 scientists, analysts, and professional staff, CNA takes a real-world approach to gather data, working side-by-side with operators and decision-makers around the world.

Within IPR, CNA's Center for Justice Research and Innovation (JRI) is committed to working with police and community-based agencies on the assessment, implementation, evaluation, and sustainment of organizational and system-wide improvements. JRI delivers high-quality and objective assessments, building on our tested and proven work over the past 75 years of CNA's history.

CNA’s approach is data-driven, customizable to a local agency’s needs, and collaborative, combining subject matter experts with experienced analysts who work directly with practitioners to identify, analyze, and solve problems related to specific organizational, operational, and topical issues. For more information on CNA's criminal justice work, visit