The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has a long and proud history of serving East Lansing residents, Michigan State University students and visitors to East Lansing with law enforcement services that are highly effective and proactive in nature, while also demonstrating fairness and genuine concern for all who are part of the community.
In keeping with this tradition of excellence, ELPD's goal is to inform the citizenry with important policing data. One of ELPD's highest priorities is to make available information that demonstrates the department's commitment to maintaining East Lansing as a safe place, while also maintaining confidence that ELPD respects the broad spectrum of backgrounds and diversity of those who call East Lansing their home.
The East Lansing Human Relations Commission provides ELPD with two random dates each month to conduct body-worn and in-car camera footage audits. Police supervisors spend several hours each month reviewing video footage to ensure legal and policy compliance. Additionally, basic demographic and incident data is recorded during these reviews. Race, sex, nature of the contact (call for service generated or officer initiated) and enforcement action is captured. Upon completion of each monthly review these statistics are reported to Police Administration.
It is in this context of openness and fairness that ELPD shares these body-worn camera review reports: