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Title: Review of the Dearborn Police Department's Policies and Practices Related to Use of Force, Recruiting and Hiring, and Community Partnerships
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Review of the Dearborn Police Department's Policies and Practices Related to Use of Force,
Recruiting and Hiring, and Community Partnerships
This project was supported, in whole or in part, by cooperative agreement number 2014-CK-WX-K028 awarded by the
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The opinions contained herein are those of
the author(s) or contributor(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of
Justice. References to specific individuals, agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an
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Recommended citation:
Police Executive Research Forum. 2018. Review of the Dearborn Police Department's Policies and Practices Related to Use of
Force, Recruiting and Hiring, and Community Partnerships. Critical Response Technical Assistance Review. Washington, DC:
Police Executive Research Forum.
Published 2018
Contents
Letter from the Executive Director of PERF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Acknowledgments .vii
Project team members. vii
Special thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Introduction. 1
1. Background . 3
The City of Dearborn, Michigan. 3
The Dearborn Police Department. 4
Overview of the shooting incidents. 5
Critical Response Technical Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2. Methodology. 7
Review of documents. 7
Interviews, focus groups, and observations. 7
Format of this report . 9
3. Use of Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Use of force policy analysis . 11
Reports and documentation. 24
Internal reviews and accountability systems . 26
Training. 26
4. Recruiting and Hiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Demographics of local police departments, 2013. 32
Diversity in Dearborn. 32
DPD demographics. 33
Community perspectives and comparative data. 33
Recruiting and hiring process. 35
Recruiting. 36
Hiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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5. Community Engagement.43
Partnerships. 43
Chief's Advisory Council. 44
Councils. 44
Engagement with youth. 45
Community policing training. 46
Business cards and information for the public. 47
Public information officer. 48
Summary and Conclusion.49
Use of force . 49
Recruiting and hiring. 50
Community engagement . 50
Moving forward. 51
Appendix.53
About PERF.55
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