Access to Justice Commission Wants to Hear from You on Policing

Delaware River and Bay Authority Police – 2015

A citizen panel assembled to assess the fairness of Delaware’s criminal justice system has launched a survey to better understand public views on policing in the First State.

The Access to Justice Commission says the policing attitudes survey is designed to give both law enforcement officers and all Delaware citizens a chance to provide their views on key issues relevant to effective policing in the state. Separate surveys have been sent to law enforcement to gather their views through their departments.

The Delaware Police Chief’s Council and the state Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) have both endorsed the survey as a way to gather and apply input as part of a wide-ranging effort to “ensure the state’s criminal justice system works as fairly and efficiently as possible for all Delawareans.” The survey focuses on issues such as mutual understanding between law enforcement and the communities they serve, the quality of life and working conditions of law enforcement officers, and the level of satisfaction and trust communities have with their police forces

The commission is inviting all members of the public are encouraged to participate. The survey involves about 40 multiple choice questions and takes about five minutes. All responses are anonymous.  You can take the survey HERE.

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