The Community Policing Innovations Initiative was established to identify and support pathways for investment, leadership, and impact on community projects that address systemic inequities in policing and public safety.
The goal for the initiative is to provide the guidance and support necessary for local communities in partnership with local law enforcement, to develop community-driven, substantive, and pragmatic changes in the way that policing and public safety services are provided.
Consistent with some of the priorities that many communities are voicing with respect to policing and public safety, the Foundations have established some general areas of focus for the Fund to guide the development of community-specific initiatives.
Initial support for the Community Policing Innovations Initiative has been provided by:
- Ballmer Group
- Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
- Hudson-Webber Foundation
- Oakland County
The programs that are supported through the fund will focus on one of five discrete areas: Use of Force, Officer Accountability, Disparate Enforcement and Treatment, Re-Imagining Public Safety, and Truth & Reconciliation.
Looking at the seven-county region, we are immediately interested in supporting a pilot group of cities who have a genuine commitment to innovating their local police departments by building change in their practices and/or redesigning their structure and services. We hope that these pilot communities can serve as examples to others in the region in the years to come.
After reviewing the Request for Proposal information, if you have any questions, please contact our Project Manager, Jessica Drake of 21CP Solutions at email@example.com or 313.961.6675 ext. 143