Hate crimes are an increasing issue for law enforcement. During the last year, hate crimes against Asian Americans increased 169 percent and houses of worship have become places of risk for hate crimes and mass incidents of violence. Hate crimes are uniquely complex cases. In addition to the investigatory challenges facing agencies, hate crimes also often cause a broader pain and fear in the community. For a wide variety of reasons, victims may be reticent to report these crimes to law enforcement at all, creating a large reporting gap in actual hate incidents versus those reflected in national statistics. This panel will highlight promising practices from law enforcement leaders and resources at the Bureau of Justice Assistance to conduct outreach and education and to investigate hate crimes.