CNA was selected following a thorough scoring and interview process, conducted by a group of Tulsa community leaders and city staff, due to their extensive experience engaging residents and law enforcement to implement 21st century policing best practices.
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.
Hildy Saizow, CNA Project Director and Tulsa native, attended Booker T. Washington High School and said she is excited to be coming home to lead this critical effort.
“This is an important step forward, to ask for an assessment of community policing, and to do it as a partnership between objective researchers and Tulsa community members who know the issues best. We look forward to working in the city of Tulsa to support and strengthen police-community collaboration, which ultimately will improve public safety,” Saizow said.
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 gathering 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: https://www.cna.org/centers/ipr/jri/.