PARC provides independent, evidence-based counsel on effective and accountable policing.
We help law enforcement agencies, local governments, and community organizations implement data-driven, common-sense solutions that work for officers and the communities they serve.
PARC's Executive Director, Merrick Bobb, serves as the federal court-appointed monitor to oversee implementation of a Consent Decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and city of Seattle. The effort is addressing excessive force and discriminatory policing.
PARC staff and consultants have served as the Monitoring Team from day one.
A monthly look at police accountability issues from PARC Contributing Editor Jim Newton
This month: A police chief looks back at life after a consent decree