The President's recent executive order provides many opportunities for law enforcement agencies to take a look at their compliance measures. What are the major takeaways for law enforcement agencies?
Under the Order, the US Attorney General will allocate certain grant funding to only those law enforcement agencies that are credentialed by reputable independent bodies. Reputable, independent credentialing bodies, eligible for certification by the Attorney General, should address certain topics in their reviews, such as policies and training regarding use-of-force and de-escalation techniques; performance management tools, such as early warning systems that help to identify officers who may require intervention; and best practices regarding community engagement.
The Order provides incentives for law enforcement agencies to use a nationwide database to track terminations, criminal convictions, and civil judgments against law enforcement officers for excessive use-of-force, which will create accountability between agencies.
The Administration will prioritize training and other programs for police and social workers responding to incidents involving the mentally ill, addicted, and homeless.
One of the goals of BlueIQ is to assist law enforcement agencies with their compliance needs. This recent executive order highlights how accreditation, policy management, and data-driven performance metrics are no longer "nice to have" but essential for operation today.