Resources for Police

This is a collaborative effort to gather resources and best practices to promote racial equity and is an ongoing effort.  Please contact the League at email with resources or questions.

Oversight of Municipal Police Departments in Wisconsin (PDF) by Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, August 2020, The Municipality  
Police 314: Provides overview of statutes governing responsibility and authority for oversight of Wisconsin municipal police departments including role of mayor or manager as chief executive officer, the police chief, the governing body, and the police and fire commission. 

Creating a Culture of Equitable Policing (PDF) Eric M. Atkinson, Police Chief, Menomonie published in the August 2020 The Municipality.
"Now more than ever, it is important for mayors, alderpersons, managers, administrators, and police chiefs to work toward creating a culture of equitable policing in organizations."

 Resources referenced in the article:

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) The organization may be contacted at

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Recommendations: From Print To Action  Archived US Department of Justice Resources related to the 2015 Task Force.   

Practice Profile: Problem-Oriented Policing by the National Institute of Justice

U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services The COPS office provides free publications that offer step-by-step strategies. 

Guiding Principles On Use of Force (PDF) by Police Executive Resource Forum  2016

National Institute of Corrections

Results First Clearinghouse Database by Pew Charitable Trust 

Police Treatment and Community Collaborative 

Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative 

Crisis Intervention Teams International 

Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities 

Center for Policing Equity 

Additional Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Network

Training Resources

Fair and Impartial Policing The state-of-the-art Fair & Impartial Policing® training program is about how the mind works. There is no finger-pointing or blame. Instead, we discuss how implicit biases can impact well-intentioned individuals outside their conscious awareness. A key strength of our program is our ability to reduce the defensiveness around this topic that many law enforcement officers may bring into the classroom.