Survey Gives Tampa Bay Area Residents a Voice into the Practices and Performance of the Tampa Police Department
Tampa, Florida – October 30, 2017 – Beginning today, October 30, 2017, the Tampa Citizens Review Board (“CRB”) invites members of the Tampa Bay community to give constructive feedback on the practices and performance of the Tampa Police Department. The anonymous survey is designed to collect information on the public’s experiences with the Police Department. It was created by the CRB in cooperation with the Policing Project.
• The survey can be found at TampaCRBSurvey.org.
• Responses must be submitted between October 30 and 11:59 p.m. on December 15.
The Tampa CRB was formed in 2015 to help foster transparency, enhance communication, and ensure a relationship of trust and respect between the Tampa Police Department and the community. The CRB consists of a volunteer panel of citizens who conduct independent reviews of completed police disciplinary cases and evaluate issues of importance to the community and the Police Department. The CRB reports its findings to the City of Tampa Mayor and Tampa Chief of Police and may make recommendations for possible policy changes.
The Policing Project at New York University School of Law works with police departments and communities throughout the country to help bring the people’s voice to policing. The Policing Project has worked with boards and police departments to administer similar successful surveys in New York, Los Angeles, and Camden, New Jersey. More information is available on its website, www.policingproject.org.
At the end of the public input process, the Policing Project will prepare a report for the CRB summarizing all of the feedback received. The CRB is hopeful that the responses to this survey will highlight issues of importance to its community and will help shape the CRB’s future focus and lead to recommendations for policy changes, where appropriate. All members of the Tampa Bay community are encouraged to respond to the survey.