Durham residents with ideas on how the Durham Police Department (DPD) can better serve the community and meet future policing needs are invited to participate in an independent assessment conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). A community input session will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701.
DPD is proactively implementing the evaluation to receive practical and prioritized recommendations to help upgrade the effectiveness of police services. Residents are asked to provide comments that will support assessment objectives including, but not limited to:
• identifying crimes, victims and police services that require more effective response;
• evaluating the degree to which department philosophy, goals, objectives and operations conform to the expectations of the city’s governing authorities and the community at large;
• identifying important police functions that may not be currently performed by the police department; and
• assessing the readiness of the department to cope with the rapidly changing cultural, programmatic and technological environment of 21st century policing.
Spanish speaking residents are encouraged to participate. Translations services will be provided.
Comments will be limited to three minutes. If an individual cannot attend the community input session, but would still like to provide comments to assessors, he/she can send in comments online by accessing https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P6SP2SP. Online comments can be given now until December 12, 2015.
About the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Drawing on the expertise and experiences of its membership of 20,000 and professional staff, the IACP serves the profession by addressing cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. For more information, visit http://www.theiacp.org/.