In the wake of the murder of George Floyd police agencies across the country have been asked to review their policies in a manner that includes robust community engagement, with an emphasis on engagement with members of the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community. Mayor John Stromberg joined countless other Mayors from around the country in pledging to have our police agency participate in this community-engaged review of police policies.
The Ashland Police Department has worked to prepare a short survey meant to garner feedback from the community. All members of the community, and especially BIPOC members of the community are encouraged participate if they would like to. The survey can be found by going to ashland.or.us/engage
and selecting the "How can Ashland Police Department better understand how it engages with often marginalized members of the community?" option.
This is the second step in the four-step pledge to review, engage, report and reform. After the survey is complete the results will be used to inform further adjustment to APD policies and practices in an appropriate manner. The results of the survey will be available to the public and will be a part of further engagement at a later time.
The survey will be active through August 5, 2020.