IACP Supports the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017

On March 8, 2017, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan National Criminal Justice Commission Act (S. 573), legislation that would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to conducti a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the criminal justice system in the United States.

For more than 20 years, the IACP has advocated for the creation of a commission that would follow in the footsteps of the 1965 Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. The work of that commission and the 200 recommendations it produced marked the beginning of a landmark change in our methods for dealing with crime and the public and built the framework for many highly effective law enforcement and public safety initiatives that have been in place for the last 40 years.

 View a copy of the IACP’s letter of support and the press release issued by Senator Peters.