Police Release 21st Century Policing Report

Cheyenne PD 9-26, 2016

The Cheyenne Police Department has released a report identifying how the department is consistent with the 21st Century Policing Report that represents the best police practices from across the country.

The President of the United States appointed a Task Force on 21st Century Policing and tasked them to identify best practices in policing that promote effective crime reduction while building public trust.

The Task Force completed their report with recommendations and action items organized around six major pillars: Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Training and Education, and Officer Wellness and Safety.

In response to the Task Force’s report, the Cheyenne Police Department required its officers to attend diversity training, has taken steps to record racial demographics for citations and use of force, launched a campaign to increase membership in an existing citizen advisory committee, and now uses the committee to review department policies. The Department also assigned an officer on each squad to engage the community through social media and tied community policing to annual performance evaluations. Additionally, officers are now required to receive training on crisis intervention and peer support.

To view the Cheyenne Police Department’s report on 21st Century Policing visit http://www.cheyennepd.org/

To view the report developed by the President’s 21st Century Policing Task Force visit http://cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=276

Anyone interested in joining the Citizens Advisory Committee can fill out an application at http://www.cheyennepd.org/CAC