City Releases Policing Recommendations

City Releases Policing Recommendations

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The City of Alameda released its draft recommendations and community survey from the community-led Committee on Police Reform and Racial Equity on Jan. 21. The draft recommendations and community survey are available for public review and feedback at
The recommendations from five subcommittees cover the following areas:
• Unbundling services currently delivered by the police department
• A review of police department policies and practices
• Police department accountability and oversight
• A review of laws that criminalize survival
• Systemic and community racism/anti-racism
People who live, work or pray in Alameda, whose children go to school in Alameda, or who visit Alameda, are invited to review the draft recommendations and take a community survey. The survey will close on Sunday, Feb. 21.

On Jan. 22 the city hosted a community forum with the Committee on Police Reform and Racial Equity, where members of the public heard committee members present their draft recommendations and took the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Members of the public can also participate in presentations on the draft recommendations at the Thursday, Jan. 28, Social Service and Human Relations Board meeting and the Wednesday, Feb. 10, Commission on Persons with Disabilities meeting.

Meeting agendas and Zoom access information can be found at

Following a month-long community engagement period, draft recommendations will be presented to the Alameda City Council on Tuesday, March 16.