Implementing the Recommendations of The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is working with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice to provide information to mayors and other city officials on the Task Force's report and its implementation. On this page, which will be updated continuously, you will find the report, additional information on its recommendations, resources available to assist in implementing those recommendations, and descriptions of what cities are doing to implement the recommendations.

Task Force Report

Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, May, 2015 (

Other Materials from the COPS Office:

Message from COPS Office Director Ronald L. Davis, July 28, 2015 (

Collaborative Reform Initiative: An Assessment of the St. Louis County Police Department, 2015 (

Procedural Justice for Law Enforcement: An Overview, 2015


Articles from U.S. Mayor:

August 7: 2015: Mayors Gather at White House to Discuss Community Policing (, p. 10)

March 9, 2015: Johnson Urges Quick Implementation of President's Policing Task Force Recommendations (

February 2, 2015: Conference of Mayors Presents Policing Recommendations to President Obama's Task Force during Winter Meeting (, pp. 12-13)

Strengthening Police-Community Relations in America's Cities, A Report of The U.S. Conference of Mayors Working Group of Mayors and Police Chiefs, January 22, 2015


January 19, 2015: Mayors Best Positioned to Build Police Community Trust, Johnson Tells Task Force


December 15, 2014: Johnson Appoints Gary Mayor Freeman-Wilson to Lead Special Mayors-Police Chiefs Working Group (

This project is supported by grant number 2014CKWX0014 awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. Any opinions contained herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the authors or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.