PARC provides independent, evidence-based counsel on effective, respectful, and publicly accountable policing. We work with law enforcement agencies, local governments, and community organizations.
PARC's Executive Director, Merrick Bobb, currently 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.
PARC's staff and consultants have decades of experience in law enforcement oversight and policing.
PARC was formed in 2001 as a resource center to advance best practices and spur innovation in policing. Started with the Vera Institute of Justice, and with a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, it has offices in New York and Los Angeles – and a worldwide network of experts.