Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing


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In light of recent events that have exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect and serve, on December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The President charged the task force with identifying best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust.

The task force recommendations, each with action items, are organized around six main topic areas or “pillars:” Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Officer Training and Education, and Officer Safety and Wellness. (From the Executive Summary) (3 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Prefatory Material, Executive Summary 21:35 Read by Anita Roy Dobbs
Introduction 13:27 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
Pillar 1. Building Trust and Legitimacy, part 1 9:36 Read by Colleen McMahon
Pillar 1. Building Trust and Legitimacy, part 2 11:05 Read by Colleen McMahon
Pillar 1. Building Trust and Legitimacy, part 3 8:19 Read by Colleen McMahon
Pillar 2. Policy and Oversight, part 1 12:05 Read by Emily Ratliff
Pillar 2. Policy and Oversight, part 2 13:32 Read by 5Tommy00
Pillar 2. Policy and Oversight, part 3 9:50 Read by TriciaG
Pillar 3. Technology and Social Media, part 1 11:46 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
Pillar 3. Technology and Social Media, part 2 12:05 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
Pillar 4. Community Policing and Crime Reduction, part 1 14:00 Read by Devorah Allen
Pillar 4. Community Policing and Crime Reduction, part 2 11:52 Read by Devorah Allen
Pillar 5. Training and Education, part 1 15:14 Read by Colleen McMahon
Pillar 5. Training and Education, part 2 12:21 Read by Colleen McMahon
Pillar 6. Officer Wellness and Safety, part 1 13:03 Read by Colleen McMahon
Pillar 6. Officer Wellness and Safety, part 2 9:52 Read by Colleen McMahon
Implementation 5:48 Read by Roger Melin