Consent Decree Documents

Please note that these documents are also available on the Independent Monitor’s Website at

Follow the links below to learn more about the Consent Decree, how it affects you, and how you can provide feedback on the process and draft policies.

The Consent Decree

The Consent Decree, filed on May 29, 2016, outlines the necessary steps that Newark and the NPD must take to reform their policing practices. Read the Decree here.

Reports and Plans

 First Quarterly Report

 The first quarterly report, released on April 24, 2017 by Independent Monitor Peter Harvey and the Independent Monitoring Team, covers the reporting period from July 12, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Read the Report here.

First-Year Monitoring Plan

The first-year monitoring plan lays out a blueprint for carrying out the Consent Decree’s requirements during the first year of oversight. Read the plan here.

Draft Policies

The Use of Force and Bias-Free Policing Policies, which were drafted collaboratively with the NPD and the City of Newark, are available for community review.

Your Voice Matters

If you have comments or concerns about the Newark Police Division’s released drafts of its Use of Force and Bias-Free Policing Policies, you can provide feedback here.

The first annual survey of Newark community members under the Consent Decree discusses their interactions with and perceptions of the NPD, from December 2016 to February 2017. View the Survey here.

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