A nine-month assessment of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department by the Crime and Justice Institute has found that the department has maintained and expanded on positive reforms, improving transparency and the culture around use of force and strengthening community engagement.

The assessment comes over two years after the conclusion of the department’s effort to develop and implement reforms under formal oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Service’s (COPS Office) Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance, a voluntary program designed to assist law enforcement agencies facing significant issues that may impact public trust. The department was the first selected to receive assistance under the program, which has since expanded to 16 police agencies.

CJI’s assessment shows high hopes for sustainability of reforms and that Collaborative Reform can be an important catalyst for meaningful change.

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