• Independent Monitor’s Reports

Each quarter, the Monitoring Team publishes a report that summarizes the Monitoring Team’s activities during that period, provides detailed status updates on the City and NPD’s progress, describes the tasks and audits that will be addressed in the upcoming quarter, makes recommendations to the City and NPD regarding necessary steps to achieve compliance, and identifies obstacles that may inhibit compliance. The Monitoring Team is also required, pursuant to Paragraph 182, to draft a comprehensive reassessment of the City’s and NPD’s progress under the Consent Decree. That report is included here as well.

Twenty-Fourth Semiannual Report – March 15, 2024

Twenty-Third Semi-annual Report – January 16, 2024

Twenty-Second Semi-annual Report – May 31, 2023

Twenty-First Semi-annual Report – May 31, 2023

Twentieth-Quarterly-Report – April 28, 2022

Nineteenth Quarterly Report- December 28, 2021

Eighteenth Quarterly Report – October 15, 2021

Seventeenth Quarterly Report – September 21, 2021

Sixteenth Quarterly Report – July 9, 2021

Fifteenth Quarterly Report – January 28, 2021

Fourteenth Quarterly Report – September 28, 2020

Thirteenth Quarterly Report – June 16, 2020

Twelfth Quarterly Report – April 27, 2020

Eleventh Quarterly Report – April 27, 2020

Tenth Quarterly Report – January 13, 2020

Ninth Quarterly Report – October 25, 2019

Eighth Quarterly Report – August 9, 2019

Seventh Quarterly Report – April 16, 2019

Sixth Quarterly Report – January 16, 2019

Second-Year Reassessment – October 12, 2018

Fifth Quarterly Report – June 28, 2018

Fourth Quarterly Report – May 4, 2018

Third Quarterly Report – January 15, 2018

Second Quarterly Report – October 6, 2017

First Quarterly Report – April 24, 2017

  • Background Materials
  • Court Orders
  • Monitoring Plans

Monitoring Plans provide the Parties with the priorities for implementing the Consent Decree. These priorities reflect those set forth in the Consent Decree itself, and are informed by the Independent Monitor’s meetings with community groups, NPD officers and command staff, City representatives, and the DOJ.

Second-Year Monitoring Plan – May 10, 2018

First-Year Monitoring Plan – February 17, 2017

  • Community Survey Results

The Consent Decree requires the Independent Monitor to conduct an annual survey to assess Newark community members’ experiences with and perceptions of the NPD and public safety, good and bad.

From December 2016 – February 2017, on behalf of the Independent Monitor, the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP), conducted a survey of a representative sample of Newark residents. The results of this survey are published in the Second Quarterly Report.

To find out more about the community survey, click here.

From February 2017 – May 2017, the Monitoring Team administered community surveys throughout Newark to residents who wished to participate in the survey. The results of this survey are also published in the Second Quarterly Report.

From August – December 2018, on behalf of the Independent Monitor, the Suffolk University Political Research Center conducted a second survey of a representative sample of Newark residents. The results of this survey, along with the results of the Monitoring Team’s second community survey, will be published in upcoming reports.

  • Adopted Consent Decree Policies