We Can Reduce Unnecessary Incarceration and Crime

Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration unites nearly 200 current and former police chiefs, federal and state chief prosecutors, attorneys general, and correctional officials from all 50 states. Our national coalition urges changes to laws and practices that more effectively fight crime while reducing unnecessary imprisonment.

We believe that the goals of reducing crime and reducing incarceration are not only compatible, but are also mutually necessary. Through our decades of experience, we believe unnecessary incarceration is counter-productive, as it can create more crime, waste taxpayer dollars, and further divide law enforcement from the communities we seek to protect. We aim to build a smarter and stronger criminal justice system by replacing ineffective policies with new, modern practices that reduce both crime and incarceration.

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:

  • Joseph Lombardo

    Sheriff, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 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

  • Beth McCann

    District Attorney, Denver, Colorado

  • Carmen Best

    Former Police Chief, Seattle, Washington

  • Peter Newsham

    Police Chief, Prince William, Virginia
    Former Police Chief, Washington, District of Columbia

  • William Scott

    Police Chief, San Francisco, California

  • Brett Tolman

    Former U.S. Attorney, District of Utah

  • Sim Gill

    District Attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah

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