Task force to release GRPD recommendations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A group tasked with helping the Grand Rapids Police Department strengthen its relationship with residents will unveil its final recommendations Wednesday. 

The Police Policy and Review Task Force formed last October with a goal of reviewing procedures within the department. The group was created as a result of a traffic study which found racial disparities in stops and searches.

Community meetings have been held over the last several months for the task force to learn what residents want to see changed. 

Last month, 38 recommendations detailed in the group's final report were put before the city commission. The recommendations focus in the following areas:

  1. Staffing and Deployment 
  2. Internal Affairs 
  3. Training 
  4. Youth Policy
  5. Community Policing and Crime Reduction 
  6. Recruiting and Hiring 

The meeting will review the final recommendations for the public. It will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Grand Rapids Public Schools Parent University, located at 1400 Fuller Avenue NE.

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