Police and Community Leaders Demonstrate Accountability in Response to Use of Force Recommendations

 

1. PRESS RELEASE REGARDING POLICE USE OF FORCE PROGRESS
2. PART 1: FINAL FULL PACKET 2017 USE OF FORCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND MATRIX
3. PART 2: FINAL POLICE PROGRESS REPORTS
4. VIEW AND DOWNLOAD EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF “USE OF FORCE” RECOMMENDATIONS  (Published February 2016)

 

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 keetra.burnette@uwdc.org. The full report and links to police agency reports can also be found on the following website: Dane County NAACP

Previous reports
DOWNLOAD AND VIEW COMPLETE REPORT
VIEW STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FROM DANE COUNTY CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION

 

Special Community/Police Task Force:

  • Sue Riseling | University of Wisconsin Police Department, Chief | Co-Chair
  • Everett Mitchell |Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Pastor | Co-Chair
  • Ruben Anthony, Ph.D. | Urban League of Greater Madison, President & CEO | Co-Chair
  • Chuck Foulke | City of Middleton Police Department, Chief of Police
  • Tamara Grigsby | Dane County, Community Relations Director
  • Amelia Royko Maurer | Community Response Team
  • Dave Mahoney | Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff
  • Harold Rayford | African American Council of Churches, President
  • Gloria Reyes | City of Madison, Deputy Mayor
  • Kristen Roman | City of Madison Police Department, Captain of Police
  • Theresa Sanders | Black Leadership Council
  • Jay Young | United Way of Dane County, Volunteer Center / United Way 2-1-1 Coordinator
  • Luis Yudice | Madison Metropolitan School District, Coordinator of School Safety and Security

Law Enforcement and Leaders of Color Collaboration (LELCC)

  • Greg Jones | NAACP #36AB, President | LELCC, Co-Chair
  • Leslie Ann Howard | United Way of Dane County, Former President and Chief Executive Officer | LELCC, Co-Chair
  • Ruben Anthony, Ph.D. | Urban League of Greater Madison, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Deedra Atkinson | United Way of Dane County, Executive Vice President of Community Impact & Strategy
  • Keetra Burnette | United Way of Dane County, Senior Director of Community Impact
  • Jennifer Cheatham | Madison Metropolitan School District, Superintendent
  • Chuck Foulke | City of Middleton Police Department, Chief of Police
  • Alex Gee | Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Peng Her | Center for Resilient Cities, Assistant Director
  • Jeff Hook | Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy
  • Michael Johnson | Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Mike Koval | City of Madison Police Department, Chief
  • Dave Mahoney | Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff
  • Karen Menéndez Coller | Centro Hispano of Dane County, Executive Director
  • Everett Mitchell | Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Pastor | UW-Madison, Director of Community Relations
  • Renee Moe | United Way of Dane County, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Harold Rayford | African American Council of Churches, President
  • Gloria Reyes | City of Madison, Deputy Mayor
  • Sue Riseling | UW-Madison Police Department, Chief
  • Kristen Roman | City of Madison Police Department, Captain
  • Floyd Rose | 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc., President
  • Craig Sherven | City of McFarland, Chief
  • Paul Soglin | City of Madison, Mayor
  • Charles A. Tubbs, Sr. | Dane County Emergency Management, Director
  • Jay Young | United Way of Dane County, Volunteer Center / United Way 2-1-1 Coordinator
  • Luis Yudice | Madison Metropolitan School District, Coordinator of School Safety and Security