Explanation of Search Keywords
Executive Orders: Includes significant actions on law enforcement policy as they relate to the other topics in this database. Executive orders may relate to other topics in this database but will only be tagged as executive orders.
Other Issues: Includes other significant law enforcement bills, including crimes of bias intimidation, false reports to law enforcement, restrictions on participating in the 1033 federal excess property program, civil actions, regulation of warrants and state-local funding.
Oversight and Data: Includes legislation creating or modifying independent law enforcement oversight and investigation procedures; data collection, tracking and reporting; record transparency requirements; and time-limited task forces or study committees.
Policing Alternatives and Collaboration: Includes legislation authorizing and funding alternative responses for law enforcement, including collaborations with behavioral health, medical and social services professionals.
Technology: Includes legislation authorizing, regulating and prohibiting the use of technology for law enforcement purposes, including police-worn body cameras, facial recognition and others.
Training, Standards and Certification: Includes legislation that regulates police officer standards and certification, personnel policies, training requirements, department policies and procedures, and internal investigations and review.
Use of Force: Includes legislation regulating use of force, including deadly force, excessive force, less lethal force, duty to intervene, duty to report, qualified immunity, and specific types of force such as chokeholds or tear gas.