Effective Policing




ShotSpotter: Gunshot Detection System  

Crime Prediction Technology

Surveillance Cameras

MPD Body-Worn Cameras


DC Police Community Engagement Academy

A twenty-eight hour program (over six weeks) that provides interested community members the opportunity to learn firsthand about police operations and gain a personal view of the positive aspects and challenges that confront officers on a daily basis. Click here for more information, the point of contact for questions, and photo gallery.

Police Perspective Guidebook Series: Building Trust in a Diverse Nation (Vera Institute of Justice, Feb. 12, 2016)

Law enforcement officers must be able to fairly and effectively engage with all communities in their jurisdiction. As the country continues to diversify, officers must cultivate trust and collaboration with communities that have various languages, cultures, and customs, to ensure public safety for all. Since 2014, the nation has focused on how police respond to contentious encounters, how and when they use force, and the disparate impact of policing on people of color. This three-part series—written for police, by police—seeks to fill the knowledge and practice gap in effective policing, highlighting practical, field-informed approaches to building trust with multiracial, multiethnic communities.

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Police Perspectives – How to Increase Cultural Understanding
Police Perspectives – How to Serve Diverse Communities
Police Perspectives – How to Support Trust Building in Your Agency

New Guides Aimed at Helping Police Build Community Trust (next city.org, Feb. 16, 2016)