Best Practices in Policing Study

Best Practices in Policing Study

The purpose of the Best Practices in Policing Study is to provide members of the Colorado General Assembly, local government elected officials, and law enforcement agencies with a report featuring evidence-based, community-focused policing practices and policies that have proven effective elsewhere in the nation. In 2021, the General Assembly passed HB21-1250, which allocates funds for the Division of Local Government (DLG) to “contract with a nationally recognized research and consulting entity that is an expert in data-driven, evidence-based policing that is community-focused, for an independent study to assess and provide a report and findings on evidence-based policing national best practices in defined areas of study.” An interim report is scheduled for delivery on December 30, 2021 and the final report will be delivered to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on July 1, 2022. 

Advisory Committee

HB21-1250 provides for a Study Advisory Committee appointed by the Colorado House and Senate leadership. The Committee will meet periodically during the Study period to remain informed as to progress and provide comment. Based on study findings, the Committee may make recommendations to the General Assembly for future legislation or to law enforcement agencies suggesting changes in local policy. 


Program Reports


Public Meetings
Future Meeting Notices

June 29, 2022 -Meeting Notice

December 16, 2021 -Meeting Notice

September 13, 2021 -Meeting Notice

August 30, 2021 - Meeting Notice 

Committee Meeting Notes

Meeting notes 6/29/2022

Meeting notes 12/16

Meeting notes 9/13

Meeting notes 8/30


Cynthia Thayer
Local Government Services