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The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan's Administrative Policy on the Acquisition and Use of Surveillance Equipment and Surveillance Services

Here you will find the updated Administrative Policy for the city's Policy on Surveillance Equipment in reference to how it is acquired and used within the local community. It stands as a promising example of improved public safety and relationships between law enforcement and members of the community by protecting civil rights and opening avenues of communication and accountability.  

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Check out the Sample Document of the State and Local Impacts of President Biden's Executive Order on Policing Reform Chart.

It is important to emphasize that this executive order mostly applies to federal law enforcement agencies. However, there are impacts on state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies; especially if they are involved in a task force with a federal law enforcement agency like the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) focused on drug trafficking, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) focused on gun and ammunitions trafficking, etc. 


This information is imperative since there are over 1,100 joint task forces in the U.S., which include thousands of sheriff’s deputies, police officers, and state troopers cross-deputized as federal agents who work with federal officers. 


You can register here with your email address to view and download the Full Chart.


21st Century Community Action Deck

President Obama's Administration created the 21st Century Policing Task Force to establish national evidence-based best practices on policing reform through the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report. Here you can download the 21st Century Policing Task Force Community Action Deck, which provides a process for identifying, strategizing, and implementing 21st Century Policing Task Force Report recommendations.


NAACP's Born Suspect: Racial Profiling Final Report

This report was created to educate community members, advocates, lawmakers, and law enforcement on ending racial profiling by law enforcement at the state and local levels through legislative and grassroots advocacy.


Part 1 of the SAFE-T Act's Policing Reforms Chart

This is the first of multiple charts created to provide detailed information on a number of provisions related to use of force and other policing reforms contained in 

Illinois' SAFE-T Act.

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