The IACP is pleased to announce that Senators Cornyn (R-TX), Graham (R-SC), and Peters (D-MI) introduced the National Criminal Justice Commission Act 2017. The IACP worked closely with the bill’s sponsors and have voiced our strong support for the bill.
For more than 20 years, the IACP has advocated for the creation of a commission that would follow in the footsteps of the 1965 Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. The work of that commission and the 200 recommendations it produced marked the beginning of a landmark change in our methods for dealing with crime and the public and built the framework for many highly effective law enforcement and public safety initiatives that have been in place for the last 40 years.
The commission that will be established by the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017 embraces the same mission as the 1965 commission. As clearly set forth in the legislation, the commission is tasked with conducting a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the criminal justice system in the United States.
In conducting this critical review, the commission will have the opportunity to examine and develop recommendations addressing a broad range of new and emerging challenges that confront not only law enforcement today, but also the entire criminal justice community. View a copy of the IACP’s Letter of Support and the press release issued by Senator Peter’s Press Release.
The IACP asks that you call your Senator or send them a letter in support of this important legislation. It is imperative that they hear directly from the law enforcement community about the need for a comprehensive review and report on the state of the criminal justice system in the United States.