On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Task Force Members sought expertise from stakeholders and input from the public through Listening Sessions, teleconferences and written comments as they worked to identify best practices and make recommendations to the President.
In making their recommendations, the Task Force recognized that “trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential in a democracy. It is key to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.”
The Task Force submitted an initial report to the President on March 2, 2015 and released the final report on May 18, 2015. The 59 recommendations proposed by the Task Force were organized around six Task Force pillars as outlined within our document: CMPD 21st Century Policing Responses - August 2017 [pdf].