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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 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
This report addresses the broad problem of accountability within the San Francisco Police Department and outlines changes that can be made to build more effective systems of accountability. These changes include adopting stronger whistleblower protections, mandating compliance with...

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 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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
Transgender people overall experience high levels of discrimination in every area of life, as well as high levels of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, negative interactions with police, incarceration, and violent victimization. As a result, many transgender people participate in...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Public Safety
ProGov21's Safety & Justice in Policing Roadmap provides resources and information to aid local governments in rethinking their strategies towards crime reduction. In particular, it suggests progressive police reform that (1) acknowledges that punitive actions and armed responses...

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 outlines acceptable responses to resistance, including requiring de-escalation, requiring a use-of-force continuum, and banning chokeholds....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Community Justice Exchange
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Health
Activists, organizers, and reformers often demand transparency from the criminal legal system because of the harm the system inflicts behind closed doors—particularly upon Black and Brown, poor, LGBTQ, and immigrant communities. For organizers working to dismantle the criminal legal...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
Police officers are authorized to use force in the line of duty to protect the public they serve. However, inappropriate use of this authority can erode trust between the police and the public and undermine the core mandate of the police to “protect and serve.” Between 2001 and 2016,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, California, Oregon
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Incidents of harassment, crime, and violence on or near mass transit compromise riders’ safety, degrade their experience, and reduce utilization. Historically, transit agencies have sought to use a police presence to create a sense of safety and security. While police help reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source State Innovation Exchange
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Public Safety, Civil Rights
Alarming rates of police brutality and abuse of power persist across U.S. cities and states, with 987 people shot and killed by law enforcement officers in 2017 alone. Victims of police-involved violence are disproportionately people of color, and a quarter of victims struggle with...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
Research shows that transgender people in the United States face persistent and pervasive discrimination and violence. LGBT people in the United States are particularly susceptible to violence and discrimination by law enforcement. This fact sheet includes statistics and data to support...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Transgender Equality
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Safety
During interactions with law enforcement, transgender people are prone to experiencing harassment, abuse, or other mistreatment by the police. This report evaluates police departments across the country by assessing factors such as non-discrimination statements, recognition of non-binary...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source City of New York
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This local law prohibits law officers from engaging in biased-based profiling on the grounds of actual or perceived race, national origin, color, creed, age, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or housing status. It establishes avenues for persons...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This initiative establishes an office of the inspector general for the NYPD, which would serve as an independent investigatory unit for police misconduct. The initiative prohibits the Inspector General from being a member of the NYPD and makes the office independent from the mayor's...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
This ordinance sets term limits for the Chicago Police Board; no board member shall serve more than two consecutive five year terms. It also grants the board authority to make recommendations to the Superintendent of Police and the Chair of the City Council Committees on Public Safety...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Safety
This ordinance creates the Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) and the Police Civilian Oversight Board. The OIM shall monitor MPD programs, activities, investigations, and use-of-force incidents; make recommendations to the chief of police; appoint counsel for aggrieved individuals;...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
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 or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance bans City departments from owning, purchasing, renting, or using crowd control weapons. “Crowd control weapons” consist of kinetic impact projectiles, chemical irritants, acoustic weapons, water cannons, or any device used to control crowds by causing pain or discomfort....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source New York University School of Law
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety
The purpose of this model law is to ensure accountability, public approval, and transparency, around policing technology. This act mandates that agency obtain written approval by the City Council or designated committee prior to using any new policing technology; that an agency most...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
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...

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