This letter confirms that, to the best of my knowledge, meets certain use-of-force eligibility requirements, set forth by the U.S. Department of Justice, for discretionary federal grants. With this confirmation letter, our agency likewise respectfully requests credentials from IADLEST, certifying compliance with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Standards for Certification on Use of Force and Safe Policing for Communities.
I have reviewed the Presidential Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, dated June 16, 2020, Executive Order No. 13929 (the “Executive Order on Safe Policing”). I understand that, based on the Executive Order on Safe Policing, the U.S. Department of Justice’s discretionary grant funding is only available to state, local, tribal, and university or college law enforcement agencies that have obtained (or are in the process of seeking) credentials certifying that they meet certain standards on use of force. I further understand that the Executive Order on Safe Policing empowers the U.S. Attorney General to designate independent credentialing bodies — such as IADLEST — to certify that a law enforcement agency meets the conditions of eligibility for federal grants.
After reviewing the U.S. Department of Justice’s Standards for Certification on Safe Policing for Communities and ’s policies, we have determined that our agency meets the following mandatory conditions for certification:
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 13929, the following safe policing principles will aid in law enforcements’ continued self-assessment of its own policies and training on use of force and de-escalation techniques, performance management tools, and community engagement. Accordingly, in assessing whether to certify an applying law enforcement agency, an independent credentialing body should — but is not required to — consider whether an applying law enforcement agency incorporates the following safe policing principles within its policies and procedures:
We have also determined that the following discretionary safe policing principles are incorporated within the policies and procedures:
Because we believe that we meet the criteria above, we respectfully request that IADLEST please include within its database of certified law enforcement agencies. Please provide 's name to the U.S. Department of Justice with other eligible agencies. We further attest that we have supplied IADLEST with applicable policies and procedures to verify our certification request.