DOJ releases police reform progress report, recruits 15 agencies for next phase
15 agencies will be assessed and will help create guiding materials for other U.S. police forces
By PoliceOne Staff
WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) have announced a new program that tasks 15 agencies to help implement the recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing into police departments nationwide.
In what COPS and the DOJ are calling the ‘Advancing 21st Century Policing Initiative’, the 15 agencies will be assessed on their ability to implement the report’s 59 recommendations and will help create guiding materials for other U.S. police forces.
In addition, COPS and the DOJ have released a one-year progress report that details how the reform recommendations have been implemented thus far, ranging from improvements to how use of force data is tracked to how individual agencies have responded to the reform efforts. Take a look at the full report, below.