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Commission on Race Collaboration

Commision on Race Collaboration

What is it?

Mayor Adrian Perkins' Commission on Race is a  diverse group of community leaders. The Commission on Race will review the Shreveport Police Department’s amended use of force policy. They will analyze the policy, visit the academy to experience the training firsthand, and provide feedback to the administration and SPD's command staff.

What does it change?

Previously, no citizen group has worked with the police department to conduct a thorough review of the use of force policy.

How will it improve our police department?

This initiative opens up a two-way line of communication, inviting officers to see policing from a citizen perspective and encouraging citizens to view policing from the vantage point of officers. This interchange will foster greater understanding and spark an exchange of ideas that will improve our department and make our community safer.