In the wake of the George Floyd murder, Mayor Stromberg joined thousands of Mayors around the country in pledging to engage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), as well as all other community members, in looking for ways to ensure that our police department best serves all community members, with a focus on how to better serve and build relationships with marginalized community members.
Part of the pledge called for the Ashland Police Department to conduct a four-stage review of its policies and practices. One of those stages calls for engaging the community to include a diverse range of input, exercises, and stories to include in the review. An online survey was available from July 22 to August 5, 2020 for the community to provide feedback on APD and policing issues.
Two hundred fifty-eight community members responded to the survey and provided valuable insight into how community members feel concerning their, and others’ interaction with the Ashland Police Department. The below report and full survey results are intended to serve as step three of the pledge, reporting back to the community on the feedback we have received and what the department intends to do with it.
APD Community Engagement Report
APD Community Engagement Full Survey