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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 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 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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Public Safety
This fact sheet discusses 5 recommendations for local jurisdictions deliberating over the creation of an Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS)....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source ACLU
Policy Areas Public Safety
A white paper by the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union detailing recommendations for designing effective civil review boards to oversee law enforcement. The paper includes a brief history of civil review boards and specific tactics for addressing gaps in police...

Type Executive Order
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Brookfield
Policy Areas Public Safety
In response to Campaign Zero's "8 Can't-Wait" policies, the Brookfield Police Chief delivered an open letter to the public detailing how these demands were incorporated into Brookfield's Use-of-Force Policy Procedure. These policy procedures include banning chokeholds and strangleholds,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability
Policy Areas Public Safety
This report is part of a four-part series on police union contracts in Chicago. It provides 14 significant changes to Chicago police union contracts. Key recommendations include provisions in contracts that restrict the public's ability to investigate police misconduct and obstruct...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, National, State
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This report synthesizes existing research on sex work in order to outline various approaches to addressing it through public health and public safety initiatives. It observes regulatory systems from across the United States as well as studies from other countries pursuing different...

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 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 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 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 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...

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