AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation outlined an approach to law enforcement improvement in a paper entitled “The Conservative Case for Policing Reforms.”  
 
“Support for our police officers is a proud characteristic of the conservative movement and positions conservatives well to make reasonable reforms when needed,” said the paper’s author Randy Petersen, a senior researcher with Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Policing is a core function of government and is subject to the same high standard conservatives place on all government entities.”

The paper details a conservative philosophy behind policing reforms with the police as a core function of government requiring oversight, accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness.
 
The full policy perspective may be found here.
 
For more information or to request an interview, please contact Alicia Pierce atapierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.
 
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin. The Texas Public Policy Foundation aims to advance a societal framework that effectively fosters human flourishing based upon cooperation and mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and speech.
 
Randy Petersen is a senior researcher with Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at Texas Public Policy Foundation.