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    In 2013, Stockton renewed its commitment to Operation Ceasefire implementation. It saw a 55% reduction in homicide, the single largest reduction ever in the city.

Stockton


In 2013, Stockton renewed its commitment to Operation Ceasefire implementation. It saw a 55% reduction in homicide, the single largest reduction ever in the city.

Stockton is also one of 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. 



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Criminal Injustice Podcast: What racial reconciliation looks like on the ground

April 2017  |  Criminal Injustice Podcast  

Aseante Hylick, formerly of the NNSC, reflects on her experiences facilitating police-community reconciliation in cities around the US. 

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How San Bernardino is learning from Oakland, Stockton to decrease deadly violence

March 2017  |  San Bernadino Sun  

On March 6, the San Bernadino City Council unanimously approved an agreement with California Partnerships to implement Ceasefire, the violence reduction intiative that has significantly reduced homicides in Oakland and Stockton. 

Tags: Oakland Stockton Group Violence Intervention

Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones: Listening to Our Community in a New Way

March 2017  |  The Record  

"In 2015, the SPD began a process of listening in a new way. When large numbers of people were ready to talk, we listened by holding a series of large town-hall-style events all over the city. When some voices were drowned out by the larger, sometimes raucous settings, we looked for another way to listen. As City Manager and Police Chief, we conducted a listening tour, for anyone at all, individually or in small groups, in their living rooms or our offices, and anywhere in between, to listen to our community."

Tags: Stockton National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Group Violence Intervention Reconciliation

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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Stockton Police Look To Open Dialogue With Community

December 2016  |  Stockton Record  

"By his own account, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones says law enforcement has had a troubled history with its community. He believes the only way forward is dialogue with the community."

Tags: Stockton National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Group Violence Intervention Reconciliation

A researcher explains the sad truth: we know how to stop gun violence. But we don’t do it.

December 2016  |  Vox  

"So what can America do to stop gun violence? A new, major report from Harvard University researchers Thomas Abt and Christopher Winship reviewed the evidence, putting together the big take from 43 reviews of the research that covered more than 1,400 individual studies, while following up with on-the-ground fieldwork across the US and Latin America."

Tags: Stockton National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Group Violence Intervention

Stockton Police Department Making Progress on Community Policing

November 2016  |  Stockton Record  

"Amid the current turmoil surrounding police and community relations, both nationally and locally, it is important that the citizens of this community be aware of the efforts and successes that are occurring in this area with our Stockton Police Department."

Tags: Stockton National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Group Violence Intervention

Diverse group addresses local violence

September 2016  |  Stockton Record  

"About 50 community members crowded into a small conference room at the Conway Homes Community Center, sitting and standing shoulder to shoulder to discuss violence, crime and policing in their neighborhood."

Tags: Stockton National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice

Stockton PD’s programs receive national recognition

July 2016  |  KCRA 3  

"The Stockton police chief and the department are getting national recognition for their programs to build trust within the community."

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Stockton police reach out to Latino community

July 2016  |  Stockton Record  

"Every Wednesday for six weeks, self-proclaimed community leader Zoyla Moreno attended the Stockton Police Department’s “first of its kind” Spanish-language citizens police academy." ALMENDRA CARPIZO/THE RECORD 

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