Created by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, the 2020 Prince George’s County Police Reform Work Group is comprised of community advocates and public officials who will develop insightful recommendations on police reform, helping our Police Department become a model for the nation.
The Work Group will offer County Executive Alsobrooks guidance through a comprehensive operations and policy review of the Police Department. It will also provide valuable input to the County’s search for a new police chief. This charge includes areas that cover a full spectrum of law enforcement operations including hiring, training, and use of force policies.
The Work Group will be co-chaired by Maureen Lamasney, Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge, and Delegate Alonzo Washington. The co-chairs are joined by residents and public officials with relevant specialties and backgrounds in areas such as law enforcement, police reform, and civil rights. The Work Group will rely on a foundation of equitable, data-driven metrics intended to yield collaboration, transparency, and results-oriented recommendations. The Work Group will also regularly seek feedback from internal and external stakeholders, to include the community at large.
After a comprehensive study and review of the Police Department, the Work Group will create a recommendation report. The County Executive will receive that report no later than December 4, 2020, and use the report to determine appropriate Police Department reforms.