Shifting Police Budgets: Lessons Learned from Three Communities

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Shifting Police Budgets: Lessons Learned from Three Communities

July 26, 2021

Abstract

This handout illustrates the varied approaches three jurisdictions—two cities and a school district—took to reduce police budgets and reallocate funding to advance a vision of public safety that includes investments in community-based services and infrastructure. We pose five questions that policymakers should consider when looking to shift public safety funding to new approaches.

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