Effective and lasting reform requires a closer connection between officers and policymakers. If this disconnect is to be resolved, each stakeholder, including officers, must recognize that they are working toward the same goals of public safety and police well-being. EPIC provides departments a sense of peer responsibility, and outlines proper training methods to recognize and react to indicators of mental illness. Peer intervention in policing is far from unpopular.

Press release: R Street Short No. 70: Policing Requires An ‘Epic’ Shift