Engagement

Guest Post: The Community and the Police Share Responsibility for Policing

In late 2015, Jim Bueermann and I were discussing a concept that he called community-led policing. Jim, retired chief of the Redlands, CA Police Department and current president of the Police Foundation, is always two steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to [...]

Policing Project’s Public Engagement Process Results in New NYPD Body Camera Policy

The NYPD has released its new body camera policy, responding to public comments solicited through a process run by the Policing Project.  The policy will apply to a 1,000-camera pilot project scheduled to begin later this spring.  During the summer of 2016, the Policing Project reached [...]

Policing Project Launches Youth Engagement Pilot Programs

The Policing Project is conducting pilot projects in Tampa, Florida and Camden, New Jersey to foster police-youth relations. Based on the report of the Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the programs focus on bringing youth and police together to work collaboratively to solve an issue [...]

LA Times Endorses Policing Project and LA Police Commission Body Cam Project

In a strong editorial the LA Times praised the LA Police Commission – with whom the Policing Project is partnering – for seeking public input on the difficult question of whether and when to release body camera video after an officer involved shooting. On the [...]

Turning Community Dissatisfaction into Data-Driven Solutions

As several high-profile incidents around the country have shown, many Americans are deeply dissatisfied with policing. Police departments are looking for ways to respond. Surveys based on the customer satisfaction model could play a key role in making sure those responses are informed and meaningful. Surveys [...]  

Camden Gives Democratic Policing a Chance

Amid the debates about law enforcement and urgent calls for reform, one police department is responding with a concrete, innovative strategy. This month, the Camden County Police Department in New Jersey (CCPD) is partnering with the Policing Project to make its community policing [...]