We have received numerous emails from citizens concerned about how our Department stands on the #8CantWait campaign organized by Campaign Zero.
There are 8 provisions that Campaign Zero recommends to be in all Police Department’s Use of Force policies. Campaign Zero is reporting that we do not comply with three of the eight recommendations.
We have contacted Campaign Zero and provided them with our Use of Force policy that clearly indicates we do have all eight of their recommendations in our policy. You may read our Use of Force Policy here. The categories they report we are lacking are highlighted in our policy. As you will read, we do meet all the #8CantWait recommendations.
Areas Campaign Zero is showing are not in our policy are as follows:
The Plano Police Department has implemented a temporary response protocol that will maintain continuity of essential police services during the city’s COVID-19 response. The Department has been closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, and recognize that social distancing is strongly recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of the virus. To assist the public during this response with non-emergency calls for service, the Police Department is requesting community members and the public to utilize our online services to report a variety of incidents. Please visit our COVID-19 Online Services page for a complete list of the services available.
Our last Police Recruit Civil Service Entrance Examination was held on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
If you are interested in taking a future Civil Service Examination test for the position of Police Officer, please submit your name into an upcoming employment opportunity database with the City of Plano Police Department.