Overarching Recommendations / by Darryl Holliday

  1. Provide an annual 40-hour in-service training for all sworn personnel, including periodic refresher classes on procedural justice.
  2. Implement a systematic approach to identify training needs and revise in-service training curriculum on an annual basis.
  3. Reinvigorate the Field Training Officer program.
  4. Implement procedures to ensure that sworn personnel remain informed on all directives and policies.
  5. CPD should increase the number of sergeants on patrol.
  6. CPD should implement monthly meetings of all sergeants in a District to ensure the sharing of officer performance, to provide mentoring opportunities to newer sergeants, and provide a forum for best practice sharing to prevent officer misconduct.
  7. CPD should continue rolling out and evaluating body cameras with the ultimate goal of providing body cameras to every police officer who regularly comes into contact with civilians.