This paper details the conservative philosophy behind policing reforms with the police as a core function of government requiring oversight, accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness.
The key points are:
- Conservative support for law enforcement is not tainted by reforms or scrutiny.
- The police play a crucial role in society and perform some of the most important of governmental functions; ensuring they do so effectively, efficiently, and appropriately is vital to a free society.
- Policing reform is an ongoing process that conservatives need not shy away from for fear of being viewed as anti-law enforcement.