The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program was established as a pre-arrest community-based diversion model that diverts individuals with repeated low-level drug-related offenses at the earliest contact with law enforcement to harm-reduction-based case management and social services as an alternative to jail and prosecution. As of March 2020, 318 individuals have been referred to the program and 158 were enrolled. Of those, 84% were persons experiencing homelessness.
On-going efforts to reduce, prevent, and deter gun violence throughout the city have led to over 850 firearm seizures and, the arrest of 284 prohibited possessors.
Police personnel participated in over 300 virtual community meetings to promote partnerships and public safety and embraced technology to safely connect virtually with our community.
And 60% of our police recruits represent communities of color.
Stay tuned for more developments as we navigate through 2021!
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