Creating a National Standard of Policing Measures
Policing in the United States is under scrutiny. Some people think it can’t be saved and needs to be abolished. Others cite rising crime rates as a reason to double down on shoring up the police.
We believe the best way to fix a system in crisis is to know as much about it as we can. Not only via focused information about one part or another, but through a rigorous, holistic overview of all the system’s moving parts.
This is why we’ve been working for years to develop a national set of police measures with input from community leaders and police departments. Now we are testing, refining, and piloting these measures in two communities, the West Sacramento Police Department in California and the Rochester Police Department in New York.