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.||SLCPD 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||Ongoing||Continue the excellent series of community meetings between SLCPD leaders/staff and community. Make a list of the kinds of events taking place, post on SLCPD website, w info about how to get involved|
|Community-friendly web site||Website that expresses shared vision of building a better community through just and humane law enforcement, and community engagement||DONE||Continue ongoing updates and improvements.|
|Body Cam footage release policy||Policy that describes how and when use of force body cam footage is to be released||DONE||To date, two releases have been made. Available to view on youtube.com/slcpd.|
|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||DONE||Complaint button easily found on homepage of 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 SLCPD 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||Ongoing||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||DONE||Continue to seek diversity as staff changes over. SLCPD currently has two female training officers; five laterals; wide range of experience and skills.|
|Interaction with dogs||NEEDS DISCUSSION||More protective policies for injury/death of community member pets|
|Hiring||Prioritize diversity hiring
Explore new recruitment opportunities
|On going||Continue attending diverse recruitment fairs; work with city HR on recruiting best practices.|
|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||On going||Continual hiring process cycle; intent to over-hire to maintain staffing levels.|
|Integrate new social workers into work of SLCPD HOST||DONE||Track progress, learn from program which seeks to help homeless people with services provided by social workers, create diversionary programs.|
|Communication/Dispatch||Making sure officers receive essential information from dispatch||DONE||Continual research of best practices and software advances.|
|Values||Demonstrate de-escalation as value||DONE||Continue awarding outstanding tactics and stay abreast of industry best practices; continual training in Arbinger, Blue Courage, and Fair and Impartial Policing|
|Adoption of PERF principles||Discussion in process||SLCPD lets us know which they’ve adopted
(we like all of them).
|Seek CALEA Accreditation||In process||Should be complete in 2020.|
|Support for officers||PTSD counseling||In process||Get legislature to amend workers compensation laws to allow for treatment of PTSD by first responders
External stakeholder engagement.
|Meditation/wellness||On going||Weekly Yoga classes offered to sworn personnel; Expanded wellness program; Improved Peer Support; Hired new position for mental health/well being program.|
|Child care assistance||In process||Mayor Biskupski is working to set-up child care assistance for all city employees (including SLCPD)|