21st Century Policing Task Force Report

The First Five Years

In the wake of 2014 police use-of-force incidents in Ferguson, Cleveland, and Staten Island, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing was established to examine issues around community policing. Findings and recommendations, focused on strengthening public trust while improving public safety, were presented in a final report. This assessment examined the Report’s reach and impact in the five years following the publication’s release.


Key Takeaways from the Assessment


Pillar Adoption Over Time

Explore implementation of the 21CP Task Force recommendations by pillar. Check boxes on the right to filter by agency type and size.

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Case Studies

The following jurisdictions provide specifics around 21CP Task Force Report-based work conducted in cities and counties around the country. They demonstrate the advancements some agencies have made with or without the assistance of the 21CP Task Force Report principles


Bend Police Department


The Bend Police Department’s adoption of the
21CP Task Force concepts highlight this culture
of reflection and ongoing improvement as well
as the importance of using research, data collect-
ion, and analysis to inform changes and future
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Boston Police Department


In the 21CP Task Force Final Report, the Boston
Police Department was commended for its effect-
ive community communication via social media
during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. 
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Tucson Police Department


The Tucson Police Department emphasized the
value the department places on having every officer
be a community policing officer with a role in support-
ing joint problem solving with the community.
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Washtenaw County Sheriff


Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton’s leadership team is comprised
of trusted individuals with diverse perspectives. He
surrounds himself with people who look at policing
through a variety of traditional policing and non-
traditional lenses.
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