Below are various resources that may help the community understand and engage in the various issues and policies addressed through the Cleveland Community Police Commission's work. The list is a working list and will be updated on a continuous basis.
2016 CPC Annual Report
About the Settlement Agreement between the City of Cleveland the U.S. Department of Justice
About 21st Century Constitutional Policing
- Center for Policing Equity
In order to support law enforcement in its mission to provide public safety for all, the best social science must be employed to bring clarity to issues of racial equity in policing. The Center for Policing Equity is a research think tank that endeavors do just that. It work directly with law enforcement agencies to understand specific community demographics and dynamics, using research and data to guide policing equity improvements–particularly racial and gender equity.
- CEOs for Cities Policing Resource Library
The CEOs for Cities Pinterest City Resource Library (we call it “Citinterest”) consists of over 25,000 resources including articles, reports, videos, infographics, maps, and photos about more than 300 categories of issues related to the success of cities (these categories are called Pinterest "Boards"). It's the largest visual city resource library of its kind in the world. The Policing Resource Library notes: “CEOs for Cities (CEOs) has created this resource library about policing and is solely responsible for its creation and content....The content does not represent the opinions of CEOs, CPC, or any CPC member or staff. CEOs reserves the right not to add an item or to delete an item for any reason.”
Following unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, President Obama called for the creation of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. One of the Task Force's co-chairs, Charles H. Ramsey, now serves as a member of Cleveland's Monitoring Team. The report discusses six main pillars of modern-day policing which must be met and upheld: Building Trust & Legitimacy; Policing & Oversight; Technology & Social Media; Community Policing & Crime Reduction; Training & Education; and Officer Wellness & Safety.
About Use of Force
PERF is an independent research organization which focuses on key issues in modern-day policing, most notably: use of force; community and problem-oriented policing; technology and policing; and crime reduction strategies.
The Use of Force Project offers access to a review of use of force policies and related documents for the 100 largest U.S. city police departments.