8 can’t wait is an organization advocating for law enforcement agencies across the country to change existing policies and adopt policies that are in line with the organization’s recommendations, which they believe will significantly reduce deadly force encounters between law enforcement agencies and citizens https://8cantwait.org/
The eight most important policy recommendations recommended by the 8 can’t wait organization are policies that the Anacortes Police Department has already had in place and have been practicing between 14 and 20+ years depending on the respective policy, long before advocates recommended changes due to the current social climate. The Anacortes Police Department has been performing police services using these policies and procedures for years because it is the responsible thing to do, not because it is now what everyone has finally come to realize should be occurring. Commitment to our department policies is validated during accreditation inspection cycles that happen every four years. In 2019 we completed our fourth accreditation cycle.
City of Anacortes 8 Can’t Wait