Reports & Memos

Briefing Memo: Alternatives to Incarceration (Fact Sheet 2019)
Police officers are not mental health or addiction professionals. Yet, police are often the first responders to people in crisis while lacking alternatives other than making an arrest. After arrests, offenders are often incarcerated, rather than treated. Stopping this cycle is key to restoring police legitimacy and keeping our communities safe.

Briefing Memo: Pell Grant Restoration (Fact Sheet 2019)
As part of our continued commitment to promote sensible criminal justice reform and reduce recidivism, Law Enforcement Leaders supports the restoration of Pell Grant funding to incarcerated individuals. This fact sheet shows that higher education in prisons is one of the most effective ways to combat recidivism.

Briefing Memo: Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform (Fact Sheet 2019)
Louisiana joined the nationwide movement to pass smart criminal justice reforms. These deliberate and reasoned reforms deserve credit for the impacts they have already had and will have in the future. Nationally, data demonstrates that these reforms successfully hold offenders accountable, allow police and prosecutors to focus on violent crimes, and provide effective programs for successful reentry.

Briefing Memo: FIRST STEP Act & Sentencing Reform (Fact Sheet 2018)
In 2018, Law Enforcement Leaders supported the compromise that would amend the FIRST STEP Act (S. 2795 “FIRST STEP”) to include portions of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 1917 “SRCA”). This fact sheet analyzes key provisions of the combined bill that will enhance both public safety and efficiency for law enforcement.

A Crime & Justice Agenda For The New Administration (Policy Paper 2017)
To better combat crime, we must improve our nation’s crime policies. This report offers five policies the new Administration should support to forge a path to advance our common goal of a safer nation.

Past Newsletters

September 2019
July 2019
January 2019
March 2018
November 2017
July 2017
February 2017
July 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
December 2015


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We currently have nearly 200 members hailing from all 50 states, from all divisions of law enforcement, and from across the political spectrum.

Members Include:

  • Sim Gill

    District Attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah

  • Joseph Lombardo

    Sheriff, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Brett Tolman

    Former U.S. Attorney, District of Utah

  • Ronal W. Serpas

    Executive Director, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration

    Former Police Superintendent, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Former Police Chief, Nashville, Tennessee

    Former Police Chief, State Patrol, Washington

  • William Scott

    Police Chief, San Francisco, California

  • Peter Newsham

    Police Chief, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Beth McCann

    District Attorney, Denver, Colorado

  • Carmen Best

    Police Chief, Seattle, Washington

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