This summer project on policing reform with six mid-peninsula cities was conducted through the Bill Lane Center at Stanford in collaboration with the Office of External Relations which is working to strengthen Stanford's engagement in the region. The areas of police reform covered were independent oversight of police departments, data collection and standards, and culture change in public safety.
This project is the continuation of work with the local cities that BLC has been doing since 2011. Stanford’s role is to convene and provide research resources. Ultimately, decision making lies in the hands of each city and its council.