Justice Talks | CNA

Racial equity in traffic stops: Instituting reform by changing data collection and policing practice.

This was an interesting discussion on how police should make traffic stops. The use of data and what disproportionate stops because of race means.

There were some interesting assertions made as to research and types of tickets issued. I contacted CNA by email to learn more about the connection between they type of ticket written moving, non-moving, or regulatory and bias.
— Read on www.cna.org/news/justice-talks

Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policy | Eugene, OR Website

Throughout this blog there are various posts of reviews, committees, and reforms on policing below is just another example.

Eugene City Council created the Ad Hoc Commmittee on Police Policy to review current police policies and make recommendations to the City Council for changes and improvements.
— Read on www.eugene-or.gov/4560/Ad-Hoc-Committee-on-Police-Policy

The final report HERE

Averted School Violence (ASV) database – 2021 Analysis Update

A very interesting point of the data analysis is on page 11 the most common security measure used where potential attacks were averted was “Security Officers or Police Officer at/in school”. It is not surprising to me but in the current climate where there is a push to remove police from school in the capacity of SRO or SLO this call for action should be re-examined.

Get the publication here: cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/Publications/cops-w0946-pub.pdf

Police Benchmark Cities Survey


The Boulder Police Department is one of 30 law enforcement agencies who participate in the Benchmark Cities group.  It was originally designed in 1997 by a core group of chief’s from around the country who had department size, population and demographics (college community) in common. Extensive surveys are completed each year and reviewed at an annual conference which allows agencies to compare themselves over a wide variety of criteria and ensures they are providing the best service possible to their respective communities.  The latest surveys are posted in the right-hand column and will be updated as soon as they are available.

— Read on bouldercolorado.gov/police/benchmark-cities

The Invisible Rules That Govern Use of Force by Ion Meyn :: SSRN

This is an interesting article about the rules that govern police use of force.

Police departments reject the idea that use of force can be governed by hard and fast rules. Under this rule-resistant view, using rules to regulate use of force would be dangerous and in practice impossible, as officers must retain broad discretion to respond to ever-changing conditions in the field. Despite the prevalence of this view, the Article finds that, behind closed doors, departments are constructing hard and fast rules that limit officer discretion.
— Read on papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm