1. Redefine policing for the 21st century… because the world has changed. Law enforcement leaders have to take a leading role here in collaboration with their communities.
2. “Strengthen or rebuild the capacity of police agencies to develop legitimate, sustainable relationships with their communities, and with unique segments within the community.”
3. “Implement meaningful ways to define and measure success in community-police relationships as a community.”
All three of these are directly from a report released this month by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. It started with a national policy summit on community-police relations, and the report’s insightful subtitle is ADVANCING A CULTURE OF COHESION AND COMMUNITY TRUST. Get the full report.