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Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation

Police and public safety

Together with the Steering Committee and Police Reform Working Group, City leaders have committed to immediate action on police reform and public safety.

The current reform agenda focuses on:

*Updated as of 11-17-20

Policy reviews and updates

Completed updates to use-of-force policies, including reporting procedures and teargas ban

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Additional use-of-force policies under review

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Completed updates to search warrants policies

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Police Board of Inquiry under review

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Technology Policy under review

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Mediation Process under review

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Embed behavioral health staff monitoring 911 calls to identify signs of a behavioral health crisis

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Providing behavioral health screening questions for 911 call takers

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Conducting modified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) class for 911 call takers and dispatchers 

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Piloting four co-responder teams

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Expanding CIT officer training

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Decoupling CIT and Taser Training

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Oversight, transparency, and equity

Creation of the Police Oversight Commission

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Implementation of the Active Bystander for Law Enforcement (ABLE) program

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Implementation of comprehensive implicit bias and mitigation training

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Creation of positions focused on misconduct, brutality, equity, and other relevant issues

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Increasing the Philadelphia Police Department’s diversity

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Greater transparency regarding Internal Affairs investigations and status of police misconduct

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Greater transparency of complaints against police officers

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Development of an Early Intervention System

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Civilianization review and study

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Budgeting and collective bargaining

Eliminate proposed increase to Philadelphia Police Department’s budget

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Changes related to collective bargaining

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Greater transparency in the collective bargaining process

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State-level reforms

Seeking reforms to Pennsylvania state legislation

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Seeking reforms within the Governor’s authority

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