In this new report policing expert Randy Petersen outlines the conservative case for policing reforms. Having spent 21 years in law enforcement, Petersen introduces four recommended areas for reform. These areas are police militarization, their place in the community, hiring and training, and lawmaking. This report recommends that in order to better support law enforcement, we must continuously examine their practices so that we can provide the policies, training, and equipment they need to protect communities.

“Support for our police officers is a proud characteristic of the conservative movement and positions conservatives well to make reasonable reforms when needed,” said Petersen, “Policing is a core function of government and is subject to the same high standard conservatives place on all government entities.”