Daily Critical Issues Reports

PERF publishes the Daily Critical Issues Reports to inform police executives' response to a variety of critical issues. Topics include building public trust; managing demonstrations; reimagining public safety responses amid calls to defund the police; police training and culture; and addressing impediments to police reform.

PERF has also been publishing Daily COVID-19 Reports to inform law enforcement agencies' response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click on the links below to view past Daily Critical Issues Reports.

  • Friday, August 14: Interview with Salt Lake City Chief Mike Brown
  • Thursday, August 13: Interview with Aurora, CO Chief Vanessa Wilson
  • Monday, August 10: NYPD Tactical Assessment details threats against officers
  • Friday, August 7: Interview with Portland Chief Chuck Lovell
  • Wednesday, August 5: The "boogaloo movement" and the threat it poses to law enforcement
  • Monday, August 3: How COVID-19 and "defunding" are impacting police budgets
  • Wednesday, July 29: Using co-responder programs to address opioid overdoses
  • Tuesday, July 28: Public disclosure of officer disciplinary records
  • Monday, July 27: Interview with Professor Sam Walker about police oversight
  • Friday, July 24: Interview with Seattle Chief Carmen Best about recent violent groups in the city
  • Thursday, July 23: Interview with LAPD Chief Michel Moore about discipline and the future of policing
  • Wednesday, July 22: Interview with Yonkers, NY Police Commissioner John Mueller about his decision to keep his officers out of NYC in response to the city's new use-of-force law
  • Friday, July 17: Interviews with St. Petersburg Chief Anthony Holloway and D. Brian Burghart, creator of the website Fatal Encounters
  • Thursday, July 16: How police are addressing homelessness through co-responder models
  • Wednesday, July 15: Retired chiefs discuss reform strategies
  • Tuesday, July 14: Officer wellness during recent crises
  • Monday, July 13: Alternatives to arrest
  • Friday, July 10: Police executives from New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Miami-Dade discuss rising homicide numbers in their cities
  • Thursday, July 9: Wilmington, NC Chief Donny Williams and Aurora, CO Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson about taking decisive action to terminate officers
  • Tuesday, July 7: Middlesex, Massachusetts Sheriff Peter Koutoujian on his agency’s response to COVID-19 and the national debate about law enforcement reform measures
  • Monday, July 6: San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott on limiting the release of booking photos and changing the response to non-criminal calls
  • Thursday, July 2: Cities are bracing for many July 4 problems
  • Wednesday, July 1: Part 2 of PERF’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting now available to view
  • Friday, June 26: How disciplinary processes thwart reforms
  • Thursday, June 25: ATF’s role in a turbulent time
  • Wednesday, June 24: Talk of “defunding” police brings focus on mental health co-responder programs
  • Tuesday, June 23: Some cities are seeing sharp increases in violent crime
  • Monday, June 22: Strict ban on shooting at cars
  • Wednesday, June 17: School districts in 3 cities pull officers out of schools in wake of Floyd case
  • Monday, June 15: Use-of-force continuums are an outdated approach
  • Thursday, June 11: Washington, DC Police Chief Pete Newsham on why “defunding” threatens reforms
  • Tuesday, June 9: If Minneapolis officers had acted on their “duty to intervene,” would George Floyd be alive today?