Thursday, February 12, 2015

President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Task Force seeks to identify best practices and make recommendations to the President on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust and examine, among other issues, how to foster strong, collaborative relationships between local law enforcement and the communities they protect.

The Task Force is directed to provide an initial report on recommendations to the President by March 2, 2015. Subscribe to receive email updates on the Task Force (Privacy Act Notice), and follow us on Twitter @COPSOffice and @PoliceTaskForce.

The Task Force is initiating a public engagement process aimed at gaining broad input and expertise from stakeholders to inform and advise them in developing recommendations. We invite the public to participate in one of the following ways:

Listening Sessions
The Task Force will convene several listening sessions to hear testimony, including proposed recommendations for consideration from invited witnesses, and also receive comments from the public. Additional information on each of these public meetings is available here. Information can also be found in the Federal Register.

Written Public Comments
Public recommendations on the specific topics of each Task Force meeting should follow the comment guidelines for each meeting. General comments on the mission and work of the Task Force may be submitted via email at any time to

Comments may also be submitted via U.S. Mail to:

President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street, N.E. 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20530

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