Police Reform and Its Impact on Public Records Request (Infographic)

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Governors in nearly every state collectively signed 243 bills over the past year (2021) meant to change policing in the U.S. Th dynamic legislative landscape of new laws coupled with the ever-increasing number of public information requests requires a proactive approach to ensure your agency’s compliance with these new laws and resilience in times of dramatic change.

The infographic provided below summarizes the current legislative landscape in our country.

The volume of requests for the first quarter of 2021 showed at 286% increase in the amount of time spent on processing requests, in addition to a 35% increase in requests.

What are you doing to prepare for the impending increase in reporting and transparency these new bills require? 

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There are great articles out there that speak to the rise in open records requests for law enforcement that articulate the types of legislation passed or those in the works. 

Here are a few resources that bring more light to the issues we know you face processing requests to meet the demands and compliance:

  1. 6 Steps Law Enforcement Agencies Should Take as New Laws Change How Police Records Requests are Handled
  2. Legislative Responses for Policing – State Bill Tracking Database

We want to empower your agency to take the stress out of processing records requests by streamlining your processes. Take the product tour today and schedule a consultation with our team to dive into the pressure points you feel within your organization. We can help tackle those challenges with you!