For Immediate Release:
September 27, 2021
(CLEVELAND, OH) — What are your experiences with policing in Cleveland? The Community Police Commission (CPC) seeks to find out through a survey that asks anyone who lives, works, or visits the city of Cleveland about their interactions with Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) officers. CDP employees are also encouraged to complete the survey.
The CPC’s Community Satisfaction Survey is available online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/cpc-css-2021, and has been mailed this month to a random sampling of 4,700 households in Cleveland.
“The community’s voice is what matters the most when evaluating police reform,” says CPC Commissioner LaToya Logan. “The Commission’s survey asks about policies and procedures, but most importantly, it asks about police interactions with the community.”
In the six years the city of Cleveland has been under a Consent Decree with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), many updates to written CDP policies and procedures have been made. The goal of the survey is to help the CPC assess if CDP training on these changes has been noticed in practice by the community.
This is the second annual Community Satisfaction Survey conducted by the CPC, which was developed in 2020 with the assistance of the Tesser Group, a data analytics firm. The findings of the 2020 community survey and future surveys will help the CPC and citizens of Cleveland in tracking overall progress of police reform in the city.
Ways to Complete the 2021 Community Survey:
The deadline to submit feedback in the survey is October 31, 2021. A report of survey findings will be released in early 2022, if not earlier on the CPC’s website. For questions or more information, please contact the Community Police Commission at (216) 505-5920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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