Schedule of Public Comment Periods for BPD Policy Revisions

BPD is required to revise its policies to align with the consent decree.  The First-Year Monitoring Plan calls for public comments on these proposed policies. In combination with the Department of Justice and the Monitoring Team, BPD will consider these public comments before the policies are finalized.

List is organized by final comment period end date. 

Use of Force Policy

  • Initial comment period:  February 5, 2018 - March 15, 2018
  • Final comment period ends May 18 2018. 
  • To submit final public comment, visit this link.

Transportation of Persons in Custody

  • Initial comment period: March 1, 2018 - March 30, 2018
  • Final comment period: June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
  • To submit initial comment, visit this link

Impartial Policing

  • Initial comment period: April 1, 2018 - May 15, 2018
  • Final comment period: June 7, 2018 - July 9, 2018
  • To submit initial comment, visit this link

Body Worn Cameras

  • Initial comment period: March 20, 2018 - May 3, 2018
  • Final comment period: June 20, 2018 - July 17, 2018
  • To submit initial comment, visit this link

First Amendment Protected Activities

  • Initial comment period: May 1, 2018 - June 15, 2018
  • Final comment period: June 25, 2018 - July 25, 2018
  • To submit initial comment, visit this link

Stops, Searches and Arrests and Voluntary Police-Community Interactions

  • Initial comment period: April 1, 2018 - May 25, 2018
  • Final comment period: July 30, 2018 - September 15, 2018
  • To submit initial comment, visit this link

Sexual Assault

  • Initial comment period: May 28, 2018 - July 8, 2018
  • Final comment period: August 15, 2018 - September 15, 2018

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Community Forums for Consent Decree Independent Monitor Finalists

The first community forum will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Baltimore City Community College (Fine Arts Auditorium, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215), from 6-8PM.

The second community forum will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Morgan State University (Student Center, 2nd floor, Ballroom C, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251), from 6-8PM.

Submit Your Comments to DOJ and the City

Sample Email

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to you as a resident of Baltimore who is concerned about the unconstitutional and discriminatory behavior of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD). I have a vested interested in the consent decree and in ensuring that the voices of impacted residents are heard throughout the process. To that end (include your thoughts or Sample Talking Points from below here.)

Sincerely,

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