Community Advocates Group
|Transparency & Communication||Recommendation||Status||Next steps|
|Data on use of force||Make available publicly on website with demographic info||DONE||Better access to it on web, and what do we do with it?
What does it mean? African Americans make up 2.7% of Salt Lake City’s population, yet they represented 11% of the population subjected to force.
|Aggregate data on interaction w mentally ill folks and/or people under the influence of drugs/alcohol||Track this information to examine the extent of these encounters, and the cost – potentially as a basis to explore alternatives.||SLC PD looking at a possible ways to collect this info w/out violating privacy||Continue discussing –
SL County is launching an experimental alternative to incarceration program that will work with some of these people.
|Building community connections||Increase dialogue w/community, work together for change||Happening now||Continue the excellent series of community meetings between SLC PD leaders/staff and community. Make a list of the kinds of events taking place, post on SLC PD website, w info about how to get involved|
|Community-friendly web site||Web site that expresses shared vision of building a better community through just and humane law enforcement, and community engagement||In-process||By the end of October the SLC PD will have an overhauled, more community friendly website, that will be easier to navigate. Check-in on progress.|
|Body Cam footage release policy||Policy that describes how and when use of force body cam footage is to be released||In-process||Report back from Chief|
|CRB||Independent attorney||DONE||City Council provided funding for this|
|Review – mini-audit, talk with people who have served, how can it be better?||discuss|
|Answer questions about best practices/research re: CRB – what should we expect, versus what’s happening?
What are pros/cons of elected CRB?
|Had first conversation with CRB staff||Follow-up|
|Complaints||Make it easier for people to file “Complaint” button on web page||In-process with website overhaul||Discuss with review of new website|
|Data tracking||To measure change we need to track data||In-process||What needs to be tracked and shared with the public|
|Body Cam video||The SLC PD should develop a way to audit body cam video||In discussion|
|Community/public videos||Need policies that protect individual rights to record & publicize||NEEDS DISCUSSION|
|SLCPD Culture/Practice||Recommendation||Status||Next steps|
|Training||More emphasis on de-escalation||In-process||Get better sense of what is in training NOW, what cutting edge programs are being offered nationwide|
|More women, people of color, individuals w/different backgrounds in charge of training||In-process||SLCPD recently hired a female training officer; also trying to utilizer fewer SWAT-background trainers|
|Interaction with dogs||NEEDS DISCUSSION||More protective policies for injury/death of community member pets|
|Hiring||Prioritizing diversity hiring
Explore new recruitment opportunities
|Staffing||2 officers on every call, in order to help prevent use of force||DONE||This was Chief Brown’s idea, and it’s a good one.|
|Making sure officers are not overworked||In-process|
|Integrate new social workers into work of SLC PD HOST||In-process||Track progress, learn from program which seeks to help homeless people with services provided by social workers, helping to keep them out of jail.|
|Communication/Dispatch||Making sure officers receive essential information from dispatch||Needs Discussion||Invite representatives from dispatch and PD to talk with group|
|Values||Demonstrate de-escalation as value||DONE||Chief Brown’s new program to honor officer’s who effectively de-escalate is a great step – but there is more to do.|
|Adoption of PERF principles||Discussion in process||SLC PD lets us know which they’ve adopted
(we like all of them).
|Support for officers||PTSD counseling||In process||Get legislature to amend workers compensation laws to allow for treatment of PTSD by first responders|
|Meditation/wellness||In process||Yoga currently offered|
|Child care assistance||In process||Mayor Biskupski is working to set-up child care assistance for all city employees (including SLC PD)|