Former Assistant Chief Dr. Sandy Jo MacArthur served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 35 years. During her LAPD tenure, MacArthur oversaw implementation of the 2001 Department of Justice Consent Decree requirements, all entrance level and in-service training, the 9-1-1 center, recruitment and hiring, internal behavioral sciences services, and the internal dispute resolutions program. MacArthur’s expertise revolves around curriculum design, employee wellness, police tactics, and conflict management.
Webinar- Situational Decision-Making: A New Training to Improve Policing
The Crime Lab hosted a webinar on the findings of our recently released study, A Cognitive View of Policing, which evaluated a pilot of the Situational Decision-Making (Sit-D) police training program.
BFI Research Brief: A Cognitive View of Policing
Read the research brief published by the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) for Economics at the University of Chicago.
NBER Working Paper: A Cognitive View of Policing
Read the working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Situational Decision-Making (Sit-D)
The Crime Lab and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) partnered to create and evaluate a behavioral science-informed training that helps improve officer decision-making in ambiguous, high-stress situations.