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Denver Police Rewriting Use-of-Force Policy to Emphasize Minimal Force

October 27, 2016
The Denver Police Department says it is rewriting its use-of-force policy to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing experts. More Here.

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October 27, 2016
The Denver Police Department says it is rewriting its use-of-force policy to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing experts.

Minneapolis PD Revises Force Policy to Emphasize De-Escalation

August 9, 2016
Minneapolis police officers will be trained to exhaust all reasonable means in defusing potentially violent encounters before resorting to force, under new department rules unveiled Monday.

Congresswoman Proposes National Standard for De-escalation Training and Use of Force

May 13, 2016
“We want our officers using force really that [is] proportional to the situation,” Moore said in an interview on Wednesday. “This is about giving police officers additional training assets with regard to encounters that don’t necessarily have to end up with a use of deadly force.”

Don’t Ban the “21-Foot Rule”

May 4, 2016

The 21-foot rule originated 33 years ago in Salt Lake City as a reaction time experiment by Lt. Dennis Tueller, but it is entirely unjustifiable to dismiss it as an "outdated concept."

The Thin Blue Dividing Line

April 1, 2016
And as incredible as it seems, law enforcement “leaders” cower in silence or worse yet voice their support for the new politically correct mantra of “softer policing,” which is nothing more than a euphemism for surrendering the “warrior mindset” necessary for survival.

A Revolution in Use-of-Force Policy and Training?

March 7, 2016

A battle is brewing among law enforcement leadership organizations about whether and how to change police use-of-force policy and training to be kinder and gentler.

Chiefs, Officials, and Trainers Draft Use-of-Force Guidelines to Reduce Officer-Involved Shootings

February 1, 2016
Among reforms discussed at length were retraining all officers in deescalation tactics and abandoning training that teaches the “21-foot-rule” — a turn of phrase taught to nearly all current U.S. police officers that is often interpreted by officers to mean they are justified in shooting any suspect with a knife or edged weapon who comes within 21 feet of them.

PERF Calls for Changes in Use-of-Force Training

September 21, 2015
“Some of what you will read in this report may be difficult to accept, because leading police chiefs are saying that our practices need to change dramatically,” PERF’s Executive Director, Chuck Wexler, wrote in the introduction.

Agencies Rethinking Use-of-Force Training

May 5, 2015
Many current police practices were adopted when officers faced violent street gangs. Crime rates soared, as did the number of officers killed. Today, crime is at historic lows and most cities are safer than they have been in generations, for residents and officers alike.

Smart Policing Summit to Showcase New Wave of Technologies and Tactics

February 26, 2015
IDGA will debut its inaugural Smart Policing Summit this April 27–29 in Washington, D.C. The event will host law enforcement agencies and research firms in an open forum to discuss tactics and techniques to decrease crime and increase case closure rates.

COPS Office Releases Report on Body-Worn Cameras

September 19, 2014
The COPS Office has released "Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned," a report that analyzes costs and benefits associated with its use. PERF produced the report for the COPS Office.

Auditors Recommend Changes to Miami Beach PD After Controversies

June 26, 2014
Miami Beach's frequently scrutinized police department should "strongly consider" equipping officers with cop-cameras, discouraging them from firing at dangerous drivers, and rethinking officers' off-duty details, according to an audit of the department released Wednesday.

ACLU Sues Border Enforcement Agencies

May 23, 2014
he American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in San Diego federal court Thursday against CBP and DHS, arguing that the agencies did not produce a PERF report that the ACLU requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

Border Patrol: Lethal Force Against Rock Throwers Will Continue

November 7, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not change its use-of-force policy against rock throwers, which allows agents to resort to lethal weapons, the agency’s leader has announced. The decision comes after an outside reviewer recommended otherwise.
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