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DOJ Collaborative Reform Program

The Collaborative Reform Program is operated by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the “COPS Office”) of the U.S. Justice Department. It is a voluntary program through which a local police department agrees to an investigation by a team of experts, which issues a public report with recommendations, and which the police department agrees to implement. There is no court order and no binding consent decree.

The program consists of three separate approaches: (1) Collaborative Reform, a long-term holistic focus on organizational change; (2) Critical Response, a targeted approach dealing with particular incidents, events or issues; and (3) Research and Best Practices, involving resources on particular issues.

 

BALTIMORE, MD

Investigation in process.

 

CHESTER, PA

Investigation in process.

 

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Assessment Report (2015): fayettteville-assessment

 

FERGUSON, MO

After-Action Report (2015): fergusonaferaction

 

LAS VEGAS, NV

Initial Report (2012): lasvegasreport_2012

Sixth-Month Follow-up Report (2013): lasvegasforce6month

Final Report (2014): lasvegascollab_reform_final-2014

 

MEMPHIS, TN

Investigation in progress.

 

MILWAUKEE, WI

Goals and Objectives Statement: milw-goals_and_objectives

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

Goals and Objectives Statement: northcharleston

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Initial Assessment (2015): philadcollabrefrom

Six-Month Follow Up (2015): philad-6monthreor

 

SALINAS, CA

Assessment Report (2016): salinas-assessment

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Goals and Objectives Statement: sanfrancisco_goal_and_objectives

Assessment Report (2016): sanfrancisco

 

SPOKANE, WA

Assessment Report (2014): spokaneassessment

Six-Month Follow-up (2015): spokance-sixmonth

 

SAN DIEGO, CA

Assessment Report (2015): sandiego

 

TAMPA

Assessment Report: tampa-bike-stops