6:30 pm-8:00 pm
The County Manager appointed Police Practices Work Group (PPG) invites members of the community to join them for their first open public conversation on August 31 (6:30 PM-8:00 PM). During this virtual session, participants will learn about the PPG focus areas and associated processes for reviewing ACPD policies, exploring promising practices, and developing a set of recommendations. Members of the community will also have an opportunity to provide insights and comments to inform the PPG workplan moving forward. View the session live on the Arlington County Facebook page. Interested stakeholders can submit online comments in advance using this comment form. Comments will also be taken in real time via text at 571-348-3053 and in the Facebook Live chatbox/comment section.
About the PPG Work Group
Following recent events involving policing and racial justice across the United States, the County Board asked the County Manager to lead a review of police policies and practices. This review will ensure that the Arlington County Police Department is current with policing best practices and continue to build trust between our police and the community. This external assessment started in late July and is being led by Marcia K. Thompson, Esq. and Dr. Julie Shedd, two parties with expertise in departmental assessments, police practices, policy review, criminal justice reform and conflict analysis (see biographies below). The themes of this assessment will be shared with the newly formed 15-member Police Practices Group (PPG) early in the fall and will support the work of the group moving forward. The PPG held its first organizational meeting in early August and will conclude their work no later than December 30, 2020