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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Data & Technology
Predictive policing refers to a range of policing practices that claim to use pre-existing demographic, environmental, and historic crime data to predict future patterns of crime as well as projecting “where crime will occur,” and “who” will commit crime. This method of policing has...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Campaign Zero
Policy Areas Public Safety
This review examines the use of force policies of police departments in 91 of America’s 100 largest cities. Drawing from their findings, which show that police departments with stricter restrictions on use of force kill significantly fewer citizens, Campaign Zero proposes ten categories...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Campaign Zero
Policy Areas Public Safety, Data & Technology
Body cameras are rapidly becoming the norm in communities across the country. Campaign Zero reviewed available police department body camera policies from the largest 30 cities in America to determine whether this new technology is being implemented in ways that ensure accountability...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Public Safety
This brief discusses the 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, where the perpetrator killed 11 people and wounded six others. It outlines the preparedness of the City prior to the incident; the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting; and further...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
In 2000, the Seattle City Council passed legislation that requires police officers to wear unobscured name tags that display an officer’s first initial and last name. This ordinance amends the Seattle Municipal Code by prohibiting officers from using a mourning band to cover the serial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Center on Privacy & Technology
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Data & Technology
Face recognition is the automated process of comparing two images of faces to determine whether they represent the same individual. Across the country, law enforcement performs face identification to identify individuals who refuse to identify themselves, compare mugshots against...

Type Executive Order
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source City of Tampa
Policy Areas Public Safety
In response to Campaign Zero's "8 Can't Wait" policies, the Tampa Police Department implemented a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that clarifies appropriate circumstances for the use of deadly force, including requiring officers to exhaust all alternatives before shooting,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Boston City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits Boston police officers from using kinetic impact projects or chemical crowd control agents against any person or persons engaged in a protest, demonstration, or other gathering of any kind. Exceptions and enforcement strategies are also outlined....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Mijente
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Data & Technology
This brief examines the relationship between tech companies, city projects, and increases in policing and surveillance of Austin residents. It begins by analyzing local policing initiatives like the Austin Regional Intelligence Center and noting contracts held by local law enforcement...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits Madison Police Department employees from intentionally using carotid or neck restraints, more commonly known as chokeholds....

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Connecticut
Source City Of Hartford
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
This city ordinance requires that all city services be made available to residents, regardless of immigration status. It also requires that referrals to medical or social service agencies be made in the same manner to all residents, regardless of immigration status. In addition, the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety
This ordinance explicitly prohibits municipal departments from using facial recognition technology on city-issued software or devices. It also restricts the use of information obtained through facial recognition technology. City departments that inadvertently access technology that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, School Board, School District
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Education, Public Safety
This case study analyzes how student and youth advocacy efforts have advanced alternative visions of safety within the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district. As a result of this student-led campaign, MPS has terminated all of its contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department, terminated...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Source Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement, Public Safety
Municipalities can collaborate through shared service agreements to solve existing problems or improve the quality of existing services available to residents. This guide outlines best practices for implementing shared service agreements and highlights effective case studies from...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits the Madison Police Department from obtaining certain items from the Defense Logistics Agency under the 1033, including tear gas, bayonets, grenade launchers, explosives, etc. Under this ordinance MPD is prohibited from using any individual item valued over...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source The Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This report identifies the most effective local policy interventions for protecting immigrants. These include establishing multi-agency prohibitions on immigration enforcement, limiting jail-to-ICE transfers, prohibiting patrol officers from working with ICE, setting due process protections,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Common Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This proposed resolution requests a study of alternatives to the use of tear gas by the Madison Police Department (MPD). Upon receiving this study from the MPD, the Madison Common Council will review the findings, with careful attention to available de-escalation alternatives, and...

Type Executive Order
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The New York City Office Of The Mayor
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This order requires city agencies to provide language assistance services to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) to ensure meaningful access to essential city services and programs. The order establishes guidelines and responsibilities for city agencies to develop and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (VTVPA) passed with bipartisan support in 2000. The VTVPA created the U Visa, a nonimmigrant visa for victims of certain crimes who have been, or are likely to be, helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Education, Public Safety
Participation in high-quality afterschool programs can reduce juvenile crime. This report highlights case studies of local afterschool programs from around the country that have been successful in providing at-risk youth with safe spaces that keep them from engaging in dangerous behavior....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Immigrant Defense Project
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Data & Technology
Smart borders involve the expanded use of surveillance and monitoring technologies including cameras, drones, biometrics, and motion sensors to stop unwanted migration and track migrants. This report details some of the more prominent deployments of smart-border technologies. Beyond...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety, Public Spaces
In order to effectively respond to a mass shooting, mayors and city officials must prepare ahead of time. To help cities plan for these scenarios, this resource presents a timeline of mayoral response to a hypothetical mass shooting. It also discusses specific steps city officials...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Public Safety
In response to nationwide calls for police reform, this report analyzes how the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) has altered their practices and conduct. It also compares the MPD to peer cities with regard to key protocols, practices, and policies. The reforms highlighted focus on...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Public Safety
This ordinance regulates police questioning of persons 17 years of age or younger. Specifically, the ordinance requires police officers to inform minors of their right to have a "responsible adult" present during questioning and to obtain written consent from the minor and their "responsible...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2009
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Policy Areas Public Safety, Community Development
"Reporting Lost & Stolen Firearms" provides statistics about firearm theft and trafficking and includes examples of reporting laws from different states. These laws can help reduce gun trafficking and keep firearms out of the hands of prohibited persons. The infographic also includes...

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