IPA opened an office ​​in Mexico​ ​in 2017 to respond to a demand for evidence in the areas of security, crime, and violence. No debate is more urgent in Mexico—and Latin America—than the question of how to design local police forces that can rise to the challenge of reducing violence, increasing institutional legitimacy and trust in institutions, and strengthening the rule of law.

Working with the National Commission of Security and the Ministry of Public Security, in collaboration with Yale University, IPA is contributing to develop a better understanding of the organizational capabilities and structural design that systematically allow police forces to be more effective, more resilient, and more trusted by the citizens they serve.