L.B.P.D. Announces New Office Focused on Constitutional Policing

As part of the Police Department’s commitment to Long Beach’s framework for reconciliation, the L.B.P.D. is launching a new office to address changes in policing. This office will better position the Police Department to successfully move into the future and will be responsible for creating forward-looking change which is centered on management practices, policies, training, recruitment, accountability, and constitutional policing.

This new effort, the “Office of Constitutional Policing,” has been created to rethink traditional policing in a manner that will help implement equity, justice, and constitutional public safety to our entire community. To meet these goals, this office will be responsible for:

• Ensuring the Department is up to date with best practices in policing, legal mandates, and community expectations.

• Guiding the expansion of data analytics for accountability and transparency.

• Engaging with key stakeholders and other city departments for inclusivity and equity.

• Liaising with the City’s Office of EquityThe Office of Constitutional

Policing began operations on July 14, 2020.