Data-Informed Community-Focused Policing

Purpose:

Background on Data-Informed, Community-Focused Policing. Data-Informed, Community-Focused Policing means that police officers will prioritize working with people to build trust, using information that’s accurate and fair, and focusing on solving crime problems in specific places. Importantly, officers will increase their assistance to crime victims and those who are most at risk of becoming victims.Based on input from the public, the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC), the Mayor’s Office and the Chief of Police, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD or Department) is embarking on major improvements to better balance trust and public safety. This change will involve the development of more precise actions and measures based on research and evaluation. It will involve working closely with the community to identify problems, solve them, and assess our success. Get a copy of the publication HERE

Public Confidence and the Police

The Crime Report has some coverage on perceptions of Police.

The full Council on Criminal Justice Public Perceptions of the Police webinar can be accessed here. The full Pew Research Center study widely cited during the webinar and in this article can be accessed here. The full Gallup research study widely cited during the webinar and in this article can be accessed here. 

Systemic Police Brutality and Its Costs in the United States | HRW

A .pdf version of the report is available at the website “Kettling” Protesters in the Bronx

Systemic Police Brutality and Its Costs in the United States

Summary

On the evening of June 4, 2020, about 300 people marched peacefully through Mott Haven, a low-income neighborhood in New York City’s South Bronx, to protest police violence and systemic racism. Less than an hour into the march, and about 10 minutes before an 8 p.m. curfew went into effect, the marchers encountered scores of police officers with riot gear, including helmets, shields, and batons.
— Read on www.hrw.org/report/2020/09/30/kettling-protesters-bronx/systemic-police-brutality-and-its-costs-united-states

FRONTLINE: Policing the Police 2020

George Floyd’s killing triggered mass demonstrations nationwide calling for racial justice and police accountability in the United States. In the wake of those protests, New Yorker writer and historian Jelani Cobb returns to a troubled police department he first visited four years ago to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable.
— Read on www.wgbh.org/program/frontline/policing-the-police-2020