Caruth Police Institute

Policing Has Never Been More Challenging. Our Courses Help You Lead The Way.

Two CPI attendees walk in outdoor courtyard, one in officer uniform

Leadership Development • 21st Century Policing Seminars • Train the Trainer & Case Studies

This morning we had a passionate discussion in our office with our coworkers about the implicit bias class we took yesterday. I wanted to relay to you it had a drastic impact on the way we look at biases within us. Myself and the attendees could not stop bragging about how good the class was and how it has changed our mindset.

—L. Carranza, Dallas Police Department


Our courses focus not on tactical concerns, but on the trends and philosophies that inform the best leaders in policing. We believe that leadership is about more than managing people and crises: it’s about inspiring, learning, creating, and—most importantly--leaving lasting legacies in the organizations and communities you serve.

The Caruth Police Institute represents a unique partnership between philanthropy, policing, and academia. Our staff has been housed at the Dallas Police Department for the past 11 years, where we have an exclusive perspective on police leadership that’s filtered through an evidence-based lens. Many of the graduates from our leadership courses have gone on to command staff positions, both at DPD and in other agencies across North Texas. Our classes teach leaders (and future leaders) to think differently about leadership, about policing’s role in society, about ways to strengthen police-community relations, and about the ways that research and evidence can inform public safety policy.

Since 2008, the Caruth Police Institute has graduated
1,032 police and public safety leaders.