The Legislator Police Academy is a year-long peer-training opportunity designed to support state legislators interested in policy topics related to police accountability. This program includes two in-person meetings with additional virtual opportunities. The in-person kickoff meeting was held Oct. 6-7, 2022 in Denver, with a second in-person meeting scheduled for September 2023. Throughout the course of this year-long program participants have had opportunities to hear from NCSL experts providing background research, testimony and in state technical-assistance.
Meeting goals throughout the year-long program include:
- Increase knowledge of policing policy and research.
- Build connections with legislative peers.
- Have time to develop individual action plans related to policing policy.
- Receive NCSL staff support and technical assistance.
- Have access to a network of experts on policing policy.
Meet the Participants
- Sen. Brian Boquist (Ind.-Ore.)
- Sen. Danny Britt (R-N.C.)
- Rep. Gail Chasey (D-N.M.)
- Rep. Sonny Ganaden (D-Hawaii)
- Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Wash)
- Sen. Dallas Harris (D-Nev.)
- Rep. Steven Holt (R-Iowa)
- Christopher Joseph, senior legal counsel, North Dakota
- Sen. Diane Larson (R-N.D.)
- Alisa Lauer, chief of staff to Rep. Gail Chasey, New Mexico
- Sen. John Lovick (D-Wash.)
- Sen. James I. Manning, Jr. (D-Ore.)
- Rep. Scott Nishimoto (D-Hawaii)
- Assemblymember Shondra Summers-Armstrong (D-Nev.)
- Rep. Dwight Tosh (R-Ark.)
- Rep. Barry Usher (R-Mont.)
- Rachel Weiss, research analyst, Montana
- Sen. Whitney Westerfield (R-Ky)
- Amanda Wille, research analyst, Iowa