IACP and NAACP Shared Principles Agreement

In March of 2018, the Champaign Police Department joined with Chiefs from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Illinois National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to announce bridge building agreement, “Shared Principles.”

Initiated in late 2014, four months after unrest erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois NAACP State Conference came together to have an open, candid conversation of how to bridge the gap of mistrust between police and communities of color. Their World Cafe – style conversations focused on topics of mutual concern and resulted in the ten-point Shared Principles Agreement (a resolution that is the first of its kind in the nation), of how to grow trust, improve relationships and help keep our communities safe.