Use of Force

Read: University of Utah Creates 2 New Public Safety Committees

University of Utah Creates 2 New Public Safety Committees

The two new committees will be comprised of students, faculty and staff from across the institution.

Read: How VCU Police Decreased Use-of-Force Incidents by 84%

How VCU Police Decreased Use-of-Force Incidents by 84%

After reviewing cases from the 2019-2020 academic year, VCU police found the department had its lowest use-of-force rate in 10 years.

Read: Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Additionally, major reforms are being implemented in the hiring and training of SROs.

Read: Portland State to Disarm Its Campus Safety Officers

Portland State to Disarm Its Campus Safety Officers

Although PSU officers will no longer carry firearms, they will continue to be sworn officers with investigative and arrest capabilities. They will carry Tasers.

Read: Study: Most Black Americans Want Police to Maintain Same Level of Presence in Their Communities

Study: Most Black Americans Want Police to Maintain Same Level of Presence in Their Communities

Nearly nine in 10 Black Americans who had interacted with police in the past year and felt they were treated with courtesy and respect wanted police presence to remain the same or increase.

Read: FBI Encourages Campus Police to Participate in the National Use-of-Force Data Collection Program

FBI Encourages Campus Police to Participate in the National Use-of-Force Data Collection Program

Sharing this type of data will enable college campuses to be transparent about incident response and law enforcement’s interactions with subjects.

Read: FBI Releases 2019 Participation Data for the National Use-of-Force Data Collection

FBI Releases 2019 Participation Data for the National Use-of-Force Data Collection

At this time, because the agencies submitting use-of-force data represent more than 40% of the officers in the nation, participation data may be released. When 60% of the total officer population is represented, ratios and percentages, as well as the most frequently reported responses to questions may be published. When 80% of officers are represented by submitted data, aggregate use-of-force data may be presented.

Read: Duquesne University to Provide Campus Police with Body Cams, Make Other Reforms

Duquesne University to Provide Campus Police with Body Cams, Make Other Reforms

Reforms were prompted by the death of one of the school’s football players.

Read: Michigan Medicine Security Officer Fired for Excessive Use of Force

Michigan Medicine Security Officer Fired for Excessive Use of Force

The officer had been placed on paid administrative leave three times, once for violating the university’s policy on drinking and driving.

Read: For a New Policing Model, Look to Small Campus Public Safety Departments

For a New Policing Model, Look to Small Campus Public Safety Departments

Traditional law enforcement agencies should consider adopting many of the public safety approaches that work on college campuses.

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