Rate an officer: CPD asks citizens to rate interactions
The Cincinnati Police Department is seeking
public comment from individuals to rate police officers they may have encounters
Individuals who have had interactions with CPD
officers can now rate those interactions as part of the National Police
Research Platform's Police Community Interaction (PCI) Survey, administered by
the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
The Cincinnati Police Department is offering
many of the individuals with whom they come into contact an opportunity to
participate in a survey designed to collect information that could help improve
police procedures and approaches in not only the Cincinnati Police Department
but also in the state and nationwide.
The goal of the PCI survey is to collect data
that will help establish new benchmarks for excellence in policing and thus
help to improve the quality of police services delivered to the community. The
Cincinnati Police Department is one of approximately 100 agencies to participate
in the national program. Based on a pilot program that is part of the National
Police Research Platform administered by UIC researchers, participating
agencies will be able to use the survey data to monitor their performance and
improve their training programs.
"The information gathered will assist the
department with further improving service delivery to our community," says
Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell. "No one asked to participate in the survey
should be concerned that the information could be used in other ways."
The information will not be collected by the
CPD, as all survey responses will be managed by the UIC researchers. The
results provided to CPD will not include any information identifying the
individuals responding to the survey or the officers involved in the contact,
as this information is never provided to UIC researchers.
Police encounters that involve traffic accidents and
stops, as well as most non-violent crimes, will be part of the survey.
Other encounters resulting from domestic violence, sexual assault or involving
juveniles will not be surveyed.