VIDEO. From the December 10th, 2020, 5:00pm, Half Moon Bay Public Safety Meeting.
Sheriff White Paper Draft Presentation
Staff is meeting with the Public Safety Subcommittee to present their white paper draft. The paper discusses a series of topics identified through facilitated discussions regarding law enforcement in Half Moon Bay. Staff continues to perform research on numerous topics to include in the white paper. This research will be finalized, and the finished paper will be presented in early 2021.
Topics included in the white paper are:
By researching and writing this white paper, the City provides background information on the current topic of law enforcement. Given the highlight of this topic in important current events, this paper will allow for informed discussions. The world is currently in a period of transition. Half Moon Bay has an opportunity to gain knowledge and make their positive mark on history. This white paper is the City’s chance to make informed decisions.
History of Policing in Half Moon Bay
This section will discuss background on Coastside law enforcement beginning with the Half Moon Bay Police Department before its dissolution, followed by contracting with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. There will be analysis of the Sheriff contract, including its amendments over the years and brief discussion on jurisdictional areas of the Sheriff’s Office on the County Coastside in contrast to Half Moon Bay city limits.
Half Moon Bay City Manager, Bob Nisbet, references several documents during his presentation.
Here they are:
ICMA’s survey on police recruitment, training, and community engagement from the perspectives of management, police administration, officers, human resources, and the community.
With funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and George Mason University Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (GMU) collaborated to conduct an evidence assessment of the 21st Century Policing Task Force recommendations and action items.
The Starting with What Works: Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Community and Police Relations brochure lays out practical steps that provide a road map to help law enforcement and communities reduce crime and strengthen relationships.
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