Official Statements

Communities that do not trust law enforcement are less safe. That means that law enforcement that does not work to earn that trust is working against the interest of public…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of a new community toolkit titled Improving Use of Force Policy, a new resource for communities interested in conducting a critical…
St. Louis, MO – The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of Redesigning Public Safety in the City of St. Louis: A Progress Report. The update includes details…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of The Journey: How to Scale for Impact with Social Justice Innovations, a dedicated resource that details specific approaches for adequate…
NEW HAVEN—Dr. Phillip Atiba Solomon (f.k.a. Goff) has received the American Psychological Association’s 2023 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy Award.  APA…
Elijah McClain should be alive today, the sound of his violin filling his house with the music he loved to play. Instead, his murder at the hands of police deprived…
At the Center for Policing Equity, and across the globe, we’ve seen the same images of the horror taking place in the Middle East over the course of the last…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of a new community resource guide under the Community Up program titled Do We Need Police in Schools? The resource guide…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces Dr. Khalilah M. Harris as the Chief Strategic Advisor to the CEO. In her role, Dr. Harris will be responsible for directing the…
NEW HAVEN-- Noted social scientist and social entrepreneur Phillip Atiba Goff, Ph.D., has legally changed his name to Phillip Atiba Solomon. Solomon is the Chair and Carl I. Hovland Professor…
On Saturday, a White supremacist entered a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, FL, and massacred three Black people. Moments earlier, the murderer had been told to leave the campus of…
For generations, Black and Brown communities have been silenced by systemic racism, our needs and knowledge ignored by entrenched power, our neighborhoods, homes, and bodies subject to violent control and…
On Monday, six White former law enforcement officers pleaded guilty to lying about their torture of two Black men, brutality that was intended to terrorize their victims into getting out…
West Hollywood, CA - Today, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) joins the City of West Hollywood and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) West Hollywood Station to announce…
Last week, two news stories broke with enormous significance not just for redesigning public safety in the United States, but for beginning to redress racialized trauma older than the country…
The ultimate goals of these analyses will be the thorough implementation of AB 256, the California Racial Justice Act for All, and to improve services and outcomes for Contra Costa…
The horrific broad-daylight killing of Nahel M., a 17-year-old boy of Moroccan and Algerian descent, by French police demonstrates something we know all too well—violence against Black folks is not…
Today's disturbing Supreme Court ruling demonstrates clearly the need for the very thing it strikes down: national redress for the ongoing legacy of enslavement, Jim Crow, and the court's 2013…
Today, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the launch of Community Up, a dynamic resource to support communities interested in building equitable, effective, and holistic public safety systems for…
Three years ago, a police officer murdered Mr. George Floyd in a Minneapolis street while three other officers watched. The country erupted in rage, grief, and righteous determination to change…
Clinton, CT - Today, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) joins the Clinton Police Department (CPD) to announce the release of the CPD Justice Navigator Assessment, a data-driven analysis that identifies racial…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of Redesigning Public Safety: K-12 Schools, the third white paper in our ongoing Redesigning Public Safety Resource Series. The safety of…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) and the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Office of the Independent Police Auditor (OIPA), in continuation of their collaborative partnership, will…
Three years. It’s been three years since the world stopped for a second time in 2020. After nearly three months of lockdown, with increasingly scary news about the potential scope…
Earlier this week the Connecticut State Senate passed, with bipartisan support, the Driving Equity Bill (SB 1195), legislation intended to end traffic stops for certain low-level infractions. The Center for…