Policing is an essential part of our society, but it has also become a source of fear and tension for many communities in the United States. The recent rise in police violence has sparked nationwide protests and calls for change. It’s time for a more peaceful and just approach to policing, one that prioritizes the safety and well-being of all citizens. 


In this blog, we will explore seven steps that can help reduce police violence and build better relationships between the police and the communities they serve.

Increased transparency and accountability: 

There must be a way for the public to hold the police accountable for their actions. This includes increased transparency in the disciplinary process and making internal investigations more open and accessible. 


Additionally, the use of body cameras and other forms of accountability technology can help increase transparency and hold officers accountable for their actions.

Better training

Police officers must receive proper training on de-escalation techniques, cultural sensitivity, and mental health awareness. This will help them respond to situations in a more appropriate manner, reducing the likelihood of violence.

Community involvement

Communities must be involved in the policing process, including in the selection of officers and the development of policing policies. This will help build trust between the police and the community and reduce the likelihood of violence.


The militarization of the police has been a major contributing factor to the rise of police violence. This can be addressed by reducing the transfer of military equipment to local law enforcement and by limiting the use of tactics and equipment designed for combat situations.

Mental health support

Mental health support must be provided for both police officers and the communities they serve. This includes providing access to mental health services and resources, as well as ensuring that police officers receive adequate support for the stress and trauma they may experience on the job.

End qualified immunity 

Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that makes it difficult to hold police officers accountable for their actions. This must be reformed or abolished to ensure that officers who engage in violent or abusive behavior can be held accountable.

Reform the criminal justice system 

The criminal justice system must be reformed to reduce the likelihood of violence. This includes reducing the number of incarcerated individuals, reducing the use of stop-and-frisk tactics, and reforming the bail system.


Reducing police violence and improving the relationship between the police and the communities they serve is essential for a safer and more just society. By implementing these seven steps, we can work towards a future where all citizens are protected and respected by the police. It’s time for a change, and it’s up to all of us to make it happen.