|TEWKSBURY – Police Chief Ryan Columbus is pleased to announce that the Tewksbury Police Department has joined law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and globally in pledging to enhance trust and collaboration between police and the communities served. |
The International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Trust Building Campaign includes a pledge to implement 25 key policies and leading practices within a 36-month period in order to build trust and enhance collaboration between police and communities.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 33,000 members in over 170 countries, the IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership.
“Building and maintaining trust with our community is absolutely essential to the functioning of the Tewksbury Police Department, and we are proud to join this international campaign,” said Chief Columbus. “We hope our participation will help increase our efforts to earn the confidence of the residents of Tewksbury.”
As they complete the Trust Building Campaign pledge, the Tewksbury Police Department will prioritize actions encouraging positive community-police partnerships within six focus areas: bias-free policing; use of force; leadership and culture; recruitment, hiring, and retention; victim services; and community relations. These areas and their associated key practices are designed to promote safe, effective interactions, create strategies to prevent and reduce crime, and improve the wellbeing and quality of life for all.
In a world where information is spread so quickly, it is critical, now more than ever, that the community can put their trust into law enforcement to provide truth, transparency, and justice. Through the Trust Building Campaign, the IACP is committed to addressing these, and other issues, on a national and international level. Several of the innovative steps the department has committed to taking in order to fulfill the pledge are conducting recurring community surveys to measure the level of trust in the police and publishing use of force and complaint policies on the department website.
For more information about the Trust Building Campaign, visit the IACP’s website at:
Tewksbury Police Department Joins International Association of Chiefs of Police Trust Building Campaign
TEWKSBURY – Police Chief Ryan Columbus is pleased to announce that the Tewksbury Police Department has joined law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and globally in pledging to enhance trust and collaboration between police and the communities served.