Risk and Reward: A Framework for Federal Innovation

This is an interesting report. I think it might be useful to look at this and compare it to change in police departments. It might be a way to keep police departments focused on improvements.

From curing diseases to helping launch the internet, the federal government has a history of innovation that has improved the lives of Americans and advanced societal interests. Despite this legacy, outdated systems, rules and processes hinder innovation at a time when government must grapple with a wide array of critical and complex 21st-century challenges.

In “Risk and Reward: A Framework for Federal Innovation,” the Partnership for Public Service, in collaboration with Slalom Consulting, investigated innovative federal organizations and what made them successful. The report provides a framework for federal agencies seeking to innovate and meet the constantly evolving needs of the public.

Read the report to see the 10 characteristics of innovative government organizations that can foster creative problem-solving, deliver operational changes and improve institutional performance.




Mental health crisis or meth? | Modern Policing

This article reports challenges faced by police when encountering someone behaving erratically — is it a mental health issue or a substance abuse issue? Officers working in areas currently experiencing a surge in meth abuse may find it difficult to tell which cause is behind a person’s behavior. A particular sticking point is that calm…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/mental-health-crisis-or-meth/

Equitable Policing Executive Order – Baltimore County Government

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued an executive order announcing the formation of the Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing, which will examine policing policies and practices, and make recommendations for ensuring equitable policing in Baltimore County.
— Read on www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/executive/initiatives/orders/equitablepolicing.html

Read the 2018 Traffic Stop Data HERE

Executive Order on the Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice | The White House

Executive Order on the Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice | The White House
— Read on www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-commission-law-enforcement-administration-justice/

A .pdf version of the Executive Order is available HERE