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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 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 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 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Public Safety
This report provides a road map for city governments to establish a civilian Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) that provides the infrastructure and resources necessary for successful community-based public safety efforts. This report details varying structures and systems in place...

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 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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Council of State Governments
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This policy brief highlights the different ways call triage can be used to inform and dispatch community responders. While most jurisdictions will ultimately create multiple opportunities for calls to be triaged and directed to community responders, many will likely begin with one...

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 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 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 Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits the use of chokeholds by Seattle police officers and establishes penalties for violations of this prohibition. The ordinance also requires officers to intervene when they witness another officer using a chokehold and establishes a duty for officers to provide...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source ACLU
Policy Areas Public Safety
This model legislation directs the demilitarization of a local police department by prohibiting police from receiving training and equipment from the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO), more commonly known as the "1033 Program." This resolution includes a clause that requires comprehensive...

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 Executive Order
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source City of Tampa
Policy Areas Public Safety
This Memorandum of Record (MOR) by the Tampa Police Department clarifies an officer's responsibility to intervene and prevent excessive force, in addition to reporting such action to supervisors....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source US Department of Justice
Policy Areas Public Safety
This report surveys citizen oversight boards from across the United States, highlighting 9 different approaches to citizen oversight. It presents detailed descriptions of various structures from local jurisdictions and compares the costs and benefits of each system....

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 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Madison
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This Resolution authorizes an agreement between the City of Madison and the Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to establish a protocol for the Mental Health Crisis Response Team. Provisions in these agreements dictate that all funding, besides the cost of physical space, will be borne...

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 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 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 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 Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source City of Pittsburg
Policy Areas Public Safety
A 2020 ordinance from the City of Pittsburgh outlining the purpose and parameters of a violence prevention fund, referred to as "Stop the Violence Fund." It details specific preventative interventions in communities as well as budgetary obligations. ...

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 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 Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Olympia
Policy Areas Public Safety
This ordinance submits a Ballot Proposition to voters of Olympia, WA to authorize the city to levy regular property taxes in excess of the levy limit. The purpose of this public safety proposition is to fund new programs and training within various public safety departments, including...

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