86R12121 BPG-D
 
  By: Israel H.C.R. No. 161
 
 
 
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
         WHEREAS, Evidence-based policing has yielded positive
  results in numerous communities; and
         WHEREAS, Using scientific methods, evidence-based policing
  tests and tracks interventions to determine whether they are
  effective and efficient; the results help police departments
  continuously refine their policies and strategies with a structure
  to evaluate the impact on the communities they serve; EBP, as it is
  sometimes known, also allows for the assessment of potential harm
  prior to the introduction of new initiatives or policies; and
         WHEREAS, In Texas, the City of Houston has developed measures
  to integrate evidence-based policing methods, and the Caruth Police
  Institute in Dallas has made great strides in helping officers gain
  leadership skills while learning evidence-based strategies; in
  2018, Texas Southern University announced the establishment of the
  Center for Justice Research, an initiative designed to produce
  innovative solutions for criminal justice reform; in addition, the
  American Society of Evidence-Based Policing has provided extensive
  training to Texas officers and crime analysts; and
         WHEREAS, Despite the success of evidence-based police
  training and the growing demand for such training for officers as
  they move up the ranks, there is currently no state standard in
  place to support the adoption of evidence-based police training in
  Texas; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 86th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby encourage the implementation of evidence-based police
  training for police officers and staff in leadership and
  supervisory roles in all police departments across the state; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That the Texas Legislature recommend that 20 hours
  of evidence-based police training be completed by police officers
  and staff in leadership and supervisory roles in all police
  departments across the state.