Police and Community Leaders Demonstrate Accountability in Response to Use of Force Recommendations
Police Chiefs Report Back on Recommendations Issued Over One Year Ago
Madison, WI (June 23, 2017) – A groundbreaking collaboration between law enforcement and communities of color is making measurable change in our community. In October 2014, community leaders and representatives from local law enforcement agencies came together to launch the Law Enforcement and Leaders of Color Collaboration. This first-of-its kind effort later resulted in the creation of the Special Community/Police Task Force. The primary goal of the task force was to issue recommendations regarding use of force.
Since the launch of the “Use of Force” recommendations in February, 2016, twenty-two of the 23 Dane County law enforcement agencies and other community organizations have used the “Use of Force” recommendations to create change in their communities. Changes have been meaningful with recommendations adopted in all categories, particularly in those changing key policing practices and revising academy and in-service training.
Twenty of the 23 Dane County law enforcement agencies report progress on increasing de-escalation training, a critical set of techniques being increased to match the amount of time spent in weapons training.
While there is still work to be done, the local law enforcement jurisdictions have taken the recommendations seriously. Please click on the links below to access reports of progress made.
For more information on the LELCC’s “Use of Force” recommendations and one year progress updates, please contact Keetra Burnette at firstname.lastname@example.org. The full report and links to police agency reports can also be found on the following website: Dane County NAACP.