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

Is Police Reform Over – Podcast #134

This podcast is another anti-police view for reform. There were some comments that police Reform hasn’t work so maybe its time to stop trying to reform police. Policing is in constant change and reform. Over the past 30 years there has been changes in technology, use of force, response to domestic violence, police pursuits, changes in law, implicit bias, de-escalation, etc. When change is difficult is because police offices think the reforms are illegitimate. They are agenda driven and spearheaded by a small amount of people.

A second thing that the participants discuss are several thinks that are not part of policing like homelessness, unemployment, housing, access to school yet they discuss law enforcement’s role with these issues. These are not law enforcement issues. You call for the abolition of the police yet you connect police to issues that it is not part of. WHY? Because you know that it is the police that will be called to lend assistance because there are NO OTHER agencies that are available 27/7/365.

Unfortunately through the whole podcast I don’t hear anything positive about the police. It is difficult to think that you are legitimately trying to improve policing when discussed about policing is negative. When anyone who is part of policing knows that it just isn’t so.

The podcast can be accessed here….podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/criminal-in-justice/id1094352910

QPP 37: Justin Fenton – Peter Moskos

WOW another home run podcast. I’m looking forward to reading the book.

This is a discussion about corruption in the Baltimore Police Department. Professor Moskos is a terrific interviewer and the Author Justin Fenton is easy to listen to.

The discussion covers police corruption, policing in Baltimore, causes of corruption, neighborhoods, police supervision, politicians, all that circles the issue of police corruption.

QPP 37: Justin Fenton – Peter Moskos
— Read on qualitypolicing.com/episode-37-justin-fenton/

The Science of Justice St. Louis County Police Department National Justice Database City Report

The project’s overall goals were to (1) examine whether some racial groups in St. Louis County experience more frequent or burdensome police contact than other groups; (2) identify factors that contribute to any existing racial disparities and the extent to which these factors can be influenced by SLCPD; and (3) provide recommendations for actions SLCPD can take to address any identified disparities.

www.stlouiscountypolice.com/Portals/0/County Police/CPE Report w Cover Letter.pdf

Police Strategies LLC Report on SPD Police Interaction – City of Spokane, Washington

Police Strategies LLC commissioned for a study on SPD relations with community around gender, age, and race.
— Read on my.spokanecity.org/police/news/2021/03/03/police-strategies-llc-report-on-spd-police-interaction/

Read this interesting article from a local news reporter. https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/mar/14/shawn-vestal-latest-police-bias-study-full-of-data/