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Publications and Reports

MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing Year End 2020 and 2019

MCCA Police Reform Working Group Report
During the MCCA Annual Meeting in October 2020, a working group was established to update the MCCA’s Police Reform Principles that were issued in June. Working group members participated in weekly calls to review and edit the existing principles in coordination with the Legislative Committee. The attached report is the final report issued by the working group.

MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing January 1 to September 30, 2020 and 2019

MCCA Report on the 2020 Protest and Civil Unrest
The MCCA Intelligence Commanders Group (ICG) conducted an after-action review focused on this summer’s protests and civil unrest. From May 25 to July 31, 2020, 8,700 total protest events occurred in 68 major cities and counties. This level of activity was unprecedented and while the majority of protests were lawful and peaceful, 79 percent of reporting agencies experienced at least one protest that involved some level of violence and in cities where violence did occur, assaults on officers, looting and arson were the most common criminal activities.

2020 Threat Review and Prioritization (TRP) Report
For MCCA member agencies, core policing confirms continued to comprise the top issues and violent crime with firearms overwhelmingly remained the number one ranked issue.

MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing Midyear 2020 and 2019

MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing First Quarter 2020 and 2019 

MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing 2019 and 2018 

Public/Private Partnership Project: Creating a Roadmap for Effective Collaboration Between Local Law Enforcement Executives & Corporate Chief Security Officers
In partnership with the Target Corporation, MCCA completed the Public/Private Partnership Project, which provides a framework for establishing and sustaining “strategic” relationships between local law enforcement and corporate entities that can be relied on to help refine overarching public safety priorities, prepare for and respond to critical events, and collaborate as allies in the creation and implementation of local public safety initiatives.

Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide
Developed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, this guide is intended to identify the critical elements of violent crime reduction efforts and to put before the law enforcement community a sample of the remarkable array of programs, services, and assistance available from the U.S. Department of Justice. This guide recognizes the complex challenges confronting today’s law enforcement executives and offers ideas on how to approach the extraordinarily difficult problem of developing effective tactics and strategies to deal with those challenges.

The MCCA report regarding Independent Investigations of Officer Involved Shootings in now available. The research was supported by the COPS Office and led by Professor Joe Kuhns from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. The report provides insight on officer involved shooting investigative practices in major cities in the United States and Canada.

Civilian Oversight of the Police in Major Cities 
Civilian oversight of the police has been a topic of discussion and debate since the 1960s. The debate generally surfaces i communities where there has been a high-profile incident in which a member of the community has been injured or killed during an encounter with the police. The MCCA research was led by Darrel W. Stephens and Ellen Scrivner and sought to improve understanding of civilian oversight agencies and the challenges of implementation.

Congressional Testimony

July 2020
MCCA President Chief Art Acevedo  “Respect for Law Enforcement and the Rule of Law”
Statement of Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Houston, Texas and President, Major Cities Chiefs Association before the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice on July 22, 2020. 
 
June 2020
MCCA President Chief Art Acevedo  “Police Use of Force and Community Relations”
Statement of Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Houston, Texas and President, Major Cities Chiefs Association before the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate on June 16, 2020.
 
February 2019
MCCA President Chief Art Acevedo  “Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action”

Statement of Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Houston, Texas, and President, Major Cities Chiefs Association before the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States House of Representatives on February 6, 2019.