Police Advisory Commission reports

The Police Advisory Commission (PAC) issues regular reports on topics related to Police interactions with the public. This page includes a collection of those reports.

Name Description Released Format
Police Advisory Commission (PAC) report on ICE Protest PDF Police Advisory Commission report on I.C.E. Protest in Philadelphia and police interaction with protestors during the event. February 8, 2019
Police Advisory Commission (PAC) report in response to Mazzoni Center Protest PDF Police Advisory Commission report on Police and community interactions during a protest against the Mazzoni Center. February 8, 2019
Police Advisory Commission (PAC) report in response to the Starbucks incident PDF Police Advisory Commission response to police incident at Philadelphia Starbucks. February 8, 2019
Police Advisory Commission (PAC) report on body cameras PDF Police Advisory Commission report on use of body cameras and suggestions to the Philadelphia Police department to improve the use of them. February 8, 2019
Police Advisory Commission (PAC) report on self-help evictions PDF Police Advisory Commission report on the Philadelphia Police Department response to self-help evictions. June 26, 2019
Police Advisory Commission (PAC) report on PPD canine encounters PDF Police Advisory Commission report on Philadelphia Police Department canine encounters. June 26, 2019
Police Advisory Commission (PAC) report on PPD communication PDF Police Advisory Commission report on direct communications with the Philadelphia Police Department. June 26, 2019
PACs response to PPD’s Project Plainview Facebook Investigation PDF PACs response to PPD's investigation into Project Plainview. October 10, 2019
PBI recommendations Letter PPD Response PDF The PAC sent a letter to the Philadelphia Police Department requesting that their PBI proceedings be more public. This is the PAC's letter and the Acting Commissioner's Response. December 13, 2019
PAC SWAT and Warrant Service Explainer PDF A policy and practice explainer regarding SWAT and warrant service. June 30, 2020
PAC Report: Data-Driven Efforts to Combat Gun Violence PDF A report from PAC regarding data-driven programs to reduce gun violence. June 30, 2020
PAC arbitration explainer with flow chart PDF A policy and procedure explainer about how PPD discipline arbitration works. June 30, 2020
PAC Report: Community-Police Mediation Report PDF A PAC report on the use of mediation of community complaints against Philadelphia police. August 26, 2020
Joint letter from PPD and PAC regarding mediation PDF A joint letter from the Police Advisory Commission and Philadelphia Police Department regarding the use of mediation. September 1, 2020
PAC Report: Pointing Firearm Executive Review PDF PAC's Review of Pointed Firearm Events: A call for PPD to categorize incidents of pointed firearms as Use of Force. October 16, 2020
PAC Report: A review of the PPD’s Response to the Plain View Project PDF PAC’s review of the content of the Plain View Project and an analysis of the Philadelphia Police Department’s response to it. October 15, 2020
PAC PVP spreadsheet PPD version xlsx An excel spreadsheet that categorizes all of the Plain View Project database content and lists discipline outcomes. October 20, 2020

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