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    Pittsburgh is a pilot site for the work of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, and is developing a GVI strategy.

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Pittsburgh is currently in the planning phase of its GVI. 

Pittsburgh is also one of the pilot sites for the work of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. The NI focuses on issues of procedural justice, implicit bias, and reconciliation with the goal of improving relationships and building trust between law enforcement and those it serves. 



News & Updates

Survey: How Do People in High-Crime, Low-Income Communities View the Police?

February 2017  |  Urban Institute  

"The survey found that while residents of these neighborhoods are distrustful of police, they nevertheless want to cooperate and partner with police to make their communities safer. A door-to-door survey in high-crime neighborhoods of six cities found that less than a third of residents believe police respect people’s rights, but the vast majority believe laws should be strictly followed and many would volunteer their time to help police solve crimes, find suspects, and discuss crime in their neighborhood."

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Acting Police Chief Tells Community Members He Will Uphold Former Chief’s Vision

December 2016  |  WESA Pittsburgh   

"Pittsburgh’s acting Police Chief Scott Schubert assured a group gathered in Larimer Wednesday night that he would follow through with former chief Cameron McLay’s vision for the force in improving community relations."CREDIT SARAH SCHNEIDER / 90.5 WESA

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McLay resigned, but his reforms should remain

November 2016  |  The Pitt News  

"During his tenure, short-lived as it was, McLay worked to alleviate racial tensions between the police force and Pittsburgh’s minority communities, made police more visible to the community and pushed for officers to undergo implicit bias and other new types of training."

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Use-of-force by Pittsburgh police declines, city reports as part of White House program

October 2016  |  Trib Live  

"Use-of-force incidents by Pittsburgh police fell 16 percent from 2010 to 2015, according to a report released Thursday, the same day Mayor Bill Peduto announced that the city will join a White House effort to gather police statistics to increase accountability."

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Gun-violence rates drop in Pittsburgh, Police Chief McLay credits community-policing tactics

September 2016  |  Pittsburgh City Paper  

"Compared to last year, non-fatal shooting crimes were down in Pittsburgh, according to statistics released by the FBI this week...Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay detailed how community-policing strategies, such as outreach, were effective in lowering these numbers."Ryan Deto

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McLay Apologizes For ‘Horrible, Unjust’ History Between Police And Communities Of Color

July 2016  |  WESA Radio  

Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McClay making a strong statement with regard to how law enforcement can and must police the communities it serves. 

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Pittsburgh Police Take On Implicit Bias With Peer-To-Peer Training

July 2016  |  WESA Radio  

"Fourteen Pittsburgh Police officers trained to detect implicit bias and procedural justice interventions as part of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice will now be tasked with passing along that information to fellow officers."

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Local organization holds event with police, children who lost parents to violence

July 2016  |  WPXI News  

"The Tree of Hope organized an event for children who lost parents to violence to help the children grow up with a positive relationship with the police."

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