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DOJ Civil Rights Division Investigation of the Ferguson Police Dept.

REPORT SUMMARY Investigation reveals a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct within the Ferguson Police Department that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and federal statutory law. Notwithstanding our findings about Ferguson’s approach to law enforcement and the policing culture it creates, we found many Ferguson police officers and other City employees to be …

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Exemplary Policing: Ethical & Policing Values

Ethical & Policing Values – An Exemplary Policing Agency seeks to inculcate into its culture, training and all interactions with officers core ethical and policing values so they are internalized, not as external standards imposed on them, but true beliefs adopted by them. Core values are deeply held convictions or beliefs that drive attitudes and actions. Values shape the culture …

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Exemplary Policing: Mission & Purpose

Exemplary Policing Standard I. Mission and Purpose. An Exemplary Policing Agency infuses in all employees an understanding of and commitment to the core purpose of the agency and the pursuit and achievement of six critical mission goals: 1) Preventing and reducing crime. 2) Pursuing justice by apprehension and conviction of offenders. 3) Protecting and serving people and their property. 4) Maintaining order and enhancing the quality …

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EXEMPLARY STANDARD 204. Maintaining Order & Enhancing the Quality of Life

 An important dimension of the “protect and serve” policing mission concerns the responsibility to maintain peace and public order to enhance the quality of community life. This broad mission goal encompasses the enforcement of laws designed to protect citizens from physical harm but it also encompasses a duty to assure that all citizens can enjoy their homes and public places. …

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EXEMPLARY STANDARD 203: Protecting People and Property.

  EXEMPLARY STANDARD 203: Protecting People and Property. An Exemplary Policing Agency protects and aids people and their property from injury and damage caused by traffic accidents, natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism, criminal conduct, domestic and child abuse, and other events endangering citizens and their property. 203(A). Public Safety. An Exemplary Policing Agency ensures that officers receive …

EXEMPLARY STANDARD II(D). Rapid Response to Urgent Calls

EXEMPLARY STANDARD II(D). Rapid Response to Urgent Calls

Reliable and timely response to all calls and rapid response to emergency calls is very important to the public served by its policing agency. Thus, exemplary agencies: 1) develop and achieve specific service objectives (e.g., average time from dispatch to officer arrival at scene) concerning response to urgent calls, 2) develop policies to identify and handle high priority calls; 3) …

PREVENTION, DETERRENCE, AND REDUCTION STRATEGIES from the Exemplary Policing Agency by Michael Josephson

  Exemplary Standard II(E). Prevention, Deterrence, and Reduction Strategies. An exemplary agency protects and serves the community through scientific-based, state-of-the-art crime prevention and reduction strategies, including community policing and problem-oriented programs, surveillance, patrolling, targeted deployment, investigation, data collection, and other strategies and tactics to meet overall community and individual neighborhood objectives.   II(E)1. Knowledgeable Leadership. Leadership ensures that command officers …

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Reducing Causes of Crime

Exemplary Standard IIF. Reducing Causes of Crime. An exemplary agency identifies and seeks to collaborate with community organizations in each neighborhood willing and able to participate in reducing crime and employs focused community and problem-oriented policing strategies to identify and reduce underlying causes of crime, especially among youth. Effective community-oriented policing is one of the most powerful factors in building …

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SETTING OBJECTIVES AND MEASURING SUCCESS from The Exemplary Policing Agency by Michael Josephson

Exemplary Standard IIA. Establish Priorities, Specific Objectives and Action Plans. An Exemplary Policing Agency assesses crime trends and, in collaboration with the community and political leaders, establishes priorities and ambitious, but attainable, performance objectives and action plans with respect to of the major crime categories tracked by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program and other significant community concern. Psychologists and economists will …

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EXEMPLARY STANDARD II: Prevent & Reduce Crime

EXEMPLARY STANDARD II: PREVENT AND REDUCE CRIME. An Exemplary Policing Agency protects and serves the community by preventing and reducing crime through state-of-the-art law enforcement and other professional strategies. Preventing and reducing crime remains the most significant mission goal of a policing agency. To achieve this goal, an exemplary agency employs state-of-the-art law enforcement and other professional strategies reduction strategies …

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EPA STANDARDS: Pursuing Justice: Apprehend and Hold Offenders Accountable

Exemplary Policing Standard III. PURSUING JUSTICE: Apprehend and Hold Offenders Accountable. An Exemplary Policing Agency pursues justice for victims and their families by identifying and apprehending offenders so they are held accountable by the criminal justice system through prosecution and conviction. IIIA. Priorities and Specific Objectives. An exemplary agency annually reviews clearance rate history and trends for UCR crimes and …

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Baltimore: Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department. DOJ Civil Rights Division, 2016

   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Today, we announce the outcome of the Department of Justice’s investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD). 1 After engaging in a thorough investigation, initiated at the request of the City of Baltimore and BPD, the Department of Justice concludes that there is reasonable cause to believe that BPD engages in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates …