Task Force on Policing

The independent Task Force on Policing was launched in November 2020 by the Council on Criminal Justice. Its mission is to identify the policies and practices most likely to reduce violent encounters between officers and the public and improve the fairness and effectiveness of American policing. The Task Force is evaluating more than two dozen proposed policing reforms, including those focused on preventing excessive use of force, reducing racial biases, increasing accountability, and improving the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

The Task Force on Policing is staffed by the Council, with research support from the Crime Lab at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.


Make sure to check out the several different Policy Assessments that they offer on it’s website.

HERE are a few notable ones that can be downloaded from the website:

Body-Worn Cameras (BWC) – HERE

Civilian Oversight – HERE

Governmental Oversight and Reform Measures – HERE

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