Our nation’s law enforcement officers are faced with new challenges and are expected to perform as if these challenges do not exist, on even tighter budgets. That is why we’ve adapted the Precision Policing framework to today’s reality by launching Precision Policing 2.0.
April 20, 2022
Recently enacted "police reform" legislation in Massachusetts will require harbormasters to complete added police training at the same time that reserve academy training is all but eliminated.
January 21, 2022
The focus on police reforms is part of what appears to be a last-ditch effort by the Biden administration to take action on some of Biden's signature initiatives in the run-up to his State of the Union Address on March 1.
January 18, 2022
Law enforcement officials have been critical of the new laws since they went into effect in July, saying officers can no longer respond to certain crimes, such as a mental health crisis or domestic violence dispute; if a crime that has not been committed yet; or cannot arrest a suspect unless the officer witnesses the crime.
January 12, 2022
"We are here because our businesses and our residents tell us they are frightened and they want to know what we're going to do about it," said Maplewood Mayor Marylee Abrams.
January 12, 2022
”The numbers certainly speak for themselves,” said Steven Strachan, executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
November 10, 2021
Among the issues that lawmakers were discussing were changes to "qualified immunity" that protects police officers from some lawsuits.
September 22, 2021
The parallel between the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the precipitous withdrawal from proactive policing on American streets is astonishing—in both cases, the result is chaos.
August 20, 2021
It is unclear if a police reform proposal without changes to qualified immunity could pass the House, where progressive Democrats like Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), a former Black Lives Matter activist, have called the removal of qualified immunity a redline.
August 18, 2021
The March 2021 law moved enforcement away from cops and handed it over to the city Department of Consumer Affairs and Worker Protection.
July 21, 2021
More and more in critical incidents, officers involved are declining to sit for questions with investigators. The new law could have been construed to compel some kind of official statement from officers during investigations, which would clash with their right to stay quiet if they choose.
July 5, 2021
In the bill is a piece of legislation authored by St. Cloud Representative Dan Wolgamott that would make doxing a police officer a misdemeanor. If the doxing results in bodily harm to an officer or their family, it becomes a gross misdemeanor.
July 1, 2021
The task force recommended using civilian city employees for enforcing traffic laws and responding to accidents.
May 28, 2021
After meeting with Pelosi and Bass, Floyd's relatives traveled to the White House for a more than hour-long meeting with President Biden and Vice President Harris. Afterward, Floyd's family members said the president is eager to sign the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and urged Congress to pass the bill.
May 25, 2021
Biden's plans to host Floyd's family come as talks focused on the police reform bill named after Floyd — the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act — have stalled on Capitol Hill.
May 24, 2021