Make all department policies available for public review
- Open Data in Policing
- Madison, WI Code of Conduct
- Madison, WI Standard Operating Procedures
- Public Safety Open Data Portal
Collect, analyze, and post to web information about stops, summonses, arrests, reported crime, and other law enforcement data aggregated by demographics
Collect, track, and analyze data on use of force incidents
- Chief Koval on MPD’s Deadly Force Policy
- San Francisco Officer Involved Shootings
- Madison Types of Force Used
- Use of Force Incidents
Maintain and open data on department personnel demographics
Collect, maintain and analyze demographic data on all detentions (stops, frisks, searches, summons and arrests)
Procedural Justice & Police-Community Contacts
Officers should be required to seek consent before a search and explain that a person has the right to refuse.
Officers should identify themselves by their full name, rank, and command (as applicable) and provide that information in writing to individuals they have stopped.
Underscore the importance of language used and adopt policies directing officers to speak to individuals with respect.
- Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement
- Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence Training
- The Case for Procedural Justice
- De-Escalation Tactics Training
- Seattle De-Escalation Policy
- Tactical De-Escalation Techniques
Adopt procedural justice as the agency's guiding principle, internally and externally.
Adopt model policies and best practices for technology-based community engagement that increases community trust and access.
- Social Media Tools &Tutorials
- Social Media Concepts and Issues Paper
- Social Media & Tactical Considerations
- Social Media Use in Law Enforcement
- Does Twitter Increase Perceived Police Legitimacy?
- Social Media Model Policy
Publicize the beneficial outcomes and images of positive, trust-building partnerships and initiatives, particularly via social media.
Use the internet and social media, with responsive and current content, as a means of community interaction and relationship building.
- Community Outreach
- Building Your Presence With Facebook Pages
- Social Media & Police Leadership
- IACP 2015 Social Media Survey
- Police Go Social to Prevent & Prepare
- Using Social Media to Promote Public Safety Projects
- Social Media Safety Considerations
- Tips for Sharing Your Story Through Images
- Public Engagement Via Social Media
- Twitter for Police Information Sharing
- Police Department with a Funny Facebook Page
- Social Media Tips & Tricks
- Executives’ Social Media Top 10
- Emergency Preparedness and Response Fact Sheet
- Public Relations & Reputation Management
Consider the internet and social media as a means to encourage community input and collaboration.
Communicate with the public during serious incidents swiftly and neutrally.
- Emergency Preparedness & Response
- Alerts & Notifications
- How Cop Team Tweets Led City From Terror to Joy
Policies on use of force should clearly state what types of information will be released, when, and in what situation.