The Albany Community Police Advisory Committee facilitates community involvement with the police department by hosting public meetings and forums where residents can discuss community issues and express their concerns.
How do we know what works in policing and what doesn’t? Often, the answer is, “We don’t.” As Policing Project Faculty Director Barry Friedman and extern Kate Mather explain in a new editorial for Just Security, evidence-based policing is still a niche approach struggling to find its place in mainstream law enforcement.
In a report produced with the Policing Project, Axon’s AI and Policing Technology Ethics Board concluded that face recognition technology is not yet reliable enough to justify its use on body-worn cameras, and expressed particular concern regarding evidence of unequal and unreliable performance across races, ethnicities, genders and other identity groups.
Our Youth-Police Engagement Program ended the year with an informative and action-packed day at the Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center—where the students experienced a day in the life of an officer in training.
The Policing Project is proud to announce that Senior Program Manager Regina Holloway has been selected as a 2019 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity, joining a cohort of 20 leaders from across South Africa and the United States who are working to build a more equitable world.
The Police Chief’s Advisory Boards have been a longstanding feature of the Phoenix Police Department’s community-police relations. Each board has its own chair and co-chair, and is organized by affinity or identity group.
While many cities are dealing with complications associated with new and emerging technology, state surveillance has a special historic significance in Oakland, California, where privacy advocates have successfully established a formal entity with the teeth to ensure public oversight of the use of surveillance tech.
Policing Project Director Barry Friedman moderated a panel at NYU Law exploring the use of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and face recognition in policing, and how we evaluate the true financial and social costs of this tech.
Community leaders, police officials, inspectors general, and government representatives from across the country gathered at NYU School of Law to discuss the challenges of police-community engagement in a two-day, intensive workshop.
The Policing Project recently took a field trip to the National Constitution Center for a hands-on, interactive approach to participatory democracy—part of our Youth-Police Engagement Program in Camden, New Jersey.
What does it take to cultivate a department-wide culture that puts community engagement and collaborative problem-solving at the center? The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office offers a promising example of the role law enforcement can play in re-imagining public safety.
Born from a diverse coalition of distinct organizations guided by different missions, and having no formal leadership, Salt Lake City’s Community Advocates Group has come together for direct conversation on policing reforms with SLCPD.
Developed for the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution’s officer-involved fatalities toolkit, the Policing Project’s new Use-Of-Force Policy Guidelines outline best practices for communities and PDs looking to minimize uses of force.