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 …

Report: The Science of Justice – Race, Arrests, and Police Use of Force – Center for Policing Equity

Analyses of 12 law enforcement departments from geographically and demographically diverse locations revealed that racial disparities in police use of force persist even when controlling for racial distribution of local arrest rates.  – Center for Policing Equity Executive Summary Despite the importance of understanding how race intersects with police use of force, little research has used police administrative data to …

Report: This Is Not Your Grandparents’ Prejudice: The Implications of the Modern Science of Bias for Police Training – Lorie Fridell

Bias starts with our automatic tendency to categorize individuals. We categorize individuals and objects to make sense of the world, which includes categorizing people we don’t know according to group membership. We then attribute to these individuals the stereotypes associated with their group. This does not require animus; it requires only knowledge of the stereotype. Implicit bias, like explicit bias, …

Community-Police Relations Final Report, Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations, 2015

State Task Force Publishes Report on Community-Police Relations  May 4, 2015 In December, Gov. John Kasich commissioned a task force to “address the fractured relationships that exist between some communities and the police dedicated to serving them.” In short, the task force’s recommendations, published this past week, urge a greater emphasis on training, accountability and oversight. Read the executive summary: …

Building Communities of Trust: A Guidance for Community Leaders – DOJ, Homeland Security, & IACC

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Building Communities of Trust (BCOT) Initiative focuses on developing trust between law enforcement, fusion centers, and the communities they serve, particularly immigrant and minority communities, so that crime and terrorism can be addressed. This initiative has been administered primarily by the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), a program that provides law enforcement with a capacity …

Manual – Department Policy, Organization, Functions, Rules, Procedures, & Operations – Los Angeles, CA

LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS “As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind – to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder, and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice. I will keep my …

Manual – Policies, Rules, & Procedures – San Jose, CA

VISION, MISSION, VALUES: The San Jose Police Department is a dynamic, progressive and professional organization dedicated to maintaining community partnerships which promote a high quality of life for the City’s diverse population. The Department is committed to treating all people with dignity, fairness and respect, protecting their rights and providing equal protection under the law. MISSION: Create safe places to …

Manual – Police Department Policy – New Orleans, LA 2014

OATH OF OFFICE No person shall be employed by the New Orleans Police Department unless and until he/she files the following written statement with the City (La. R.S. 42:52; La. R.S. 42:53): “I, (employee name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution and laws of the United States; the constitution and laws of this State and …

Manual – Personal Code of Conduct -Albuquerque, NM 2015

The Department ’s mission is to assure a safe and secure community, through a police force that upholds the Constitution and protects the rights of all citizens, through the process of shared responsibility by police personnel, government leaders , and the overall community. The Department fairly enforces the laws, protects the life, property, and safety of Albuquerque citizens, victims, offenders, …

Manual – Indian Police – An Introductory and Statistical Overview – Pt. 1

Introduction Indian civilization is one of the most ancient civilizations of the world, and so are its various systems and sub systems. Accordingly, the Indian Police has a long past and has reached its present state passing through various social, political and cultural vicissitudes. The existing police system in India appears to be a unique and peculiar amalgam of various …