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Report Outlines Progress in 21st Century Policing Model

Post Date:07/14/2017 10:47 a.m.

Plymouth police officers engaging with the communityAs part of an initiative to increase community outreach and transparency, the Plymouth Police Department has published an ongoing report to chart its progress within the 21st Century Policing model. The report can be viewed at plymouthmn.gov/21stCenturyPolicing.

The 21st Century Policing model is the result of a 2014 presidential task force that brought together law enforcement, community leaders, academics and others to examine how to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

The model identifies six pillars and associated action items:

  • Building Trust and Legitimacy
  • Policy and Oversight
  • Technology and Social Media
  • Community Policing and Crime Reduction
  • Officer Training and Education
  • Officer Wellness and Safety

Plymouth’s progress report details each pillar and includes specific examples of how the department meets recommendations within the model. The report will be updated regularly and identifies areas that have been completed, those in progress and those that do not apply to the department.

“This report offers an in-depth view of our work to maintain and strengthen trust in the community, refine our policies and support the wellness of our officers,” said Plymouth Public Safety Director Mike Goldstein. “Publishing this information compliments our increased attention on establishing stronger connections with the community and creating a culture of openness in law enforcement.” 

The report comes at a time when the Plymouth Police Department has refocused programming efforts to develop community policing through initiatives that increase officer and community engagement, foster community conversations and bolster officer training.

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