In 2018, Local Progress launched Reform/Transform: A Policing Policy Toolkit to provide local elected officials, policymakers, and organizers with a resource on how to evaluate policing reforms according to a set of standardized criteria across jurisdictions.
Over the course of 2019, we engaged local elected officials and community leaders in a range of communities to evaluate their localities’ policing practices using the Reform/Transform toolkit.
Those evaluations have produced the first results of the Reform/Transform toolkit in 12 cities: Chicago, Dallas, Durham, Louisville, Madison, Minneapolis, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.
The results evaluate four areas of policing practices that correspond to the Reform/Transform toolkit:
- use of force,
- independent oversight,
- co-optation of local law enforcement for federal immigration enforcement, and
- investments in public safety beyond policing.
How to explore the analysis
For each of the four policy areas we evaluated—use of force, independent oversight, co-optation of local law enforcement for federal immigration enforcement, and investments in public safety beyond policing—you can view a cross-jurisdiction analysis of policing policy. The analysis is sortable by city name, population, and how well a given jurisdiction scored on a given criteria.