The Police Executive Research Forum and APD Urban Planning and Management Provide the Atlanta Police Department with Approximately 150 Policy and Practice Recommendations
In November 2020, the City of Atlanta, through the Atlanta Committee for Progress, engaged the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and APD Urban Planning and Management (APD Urban) to conduct a comprehensive study of Atlanta Police Department (APD) policies and practices and develop a community engagement plan. Since then, both PERF and APD Urban worked closely with experienced police leaders, community members, APD staff, and leading subject matter experts from across the country to conduct numerous town halls, focus groups, site visits, data analyses, and surveys. The culmination of these efforts includes final reports with approximately 150 recommendations that provide APD with tools, resources, and knowledge to ensure policing practices and organizational philosophy align with modern policing and community safety standards and build community trust and transparency. As a next step, the Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Performance is working with APD staff to build a public dashboard tracking progress on recommendation implementation, which will be released in the coming months.
See PERF’s final report here:
See APD Urban's final report here: