TRUE Action – Reimagining Policing in Grand Rapids

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On June 10, 2020, City Manager Washington announced action items that detail a renewed commitment to accountability, reform, and equitable change.

These initiatives Incorporate the Six Pillars of 21st Century Policing:

  • Building Trust and Legitimacy
  • Policy and Oversight
  • Technology and Social Media
  • Community Policing and Crime Reduction
  • Training and Education
  • Officer Wellness and Safety

The 19 Adopted Reform Initiatives align with the City’s Strategic Plan and embody the City’s Values of accountability, collaboration, customer service, equity, innovation, and sustainability.  There are now additional reform initiatives under consideration.

We are committed to being T.R.U.E. to our police reform efforts and to working to ensure just outcomes. 

T.R.U.E. – Transparent, Responsible, United, and Equitable.

Transparent: Make documents and data available to the community so it can easily see what we do and why

Responsible: Provide space for internal and external accountability

United: Partner with the community to work toward lasting improvements

Equitable:  Intentionally remove and prevent unjust practices created by systematic and institutional injustice