Long Beach residents will get a chance to share how they think the police department can better serve them and meet their policing needs during two scheduled community input sessions next week, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) announced today.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will conduct the independent assessment.
“Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas on how the police department can better serve their community and meet future policing needs,” an LBPD release stated.
The community input sessions will be held on the following days:
- Monday, July 31 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM, at the Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center, 855 Elm Avenue.
- Wednesday, August 2 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM, at Long Beach City College’s LACC Campus, Room T-1200, 4901 East Carson Street.
The police department is “proactively implementing the evaluation to receive practical and prioritized recommendations to help upgrade the effectiveness of police services,” officials stated.
Residents are asked to provide comments on the following assessment objectives: feedback on police performance, sharing perceptions and satisfaction levels and discussing service methods used by the police department.
Translation services will be available for Spanish speaking residents who are encouraged to participate.
RSVPs are not necessary for the sessions. Those unable to attend will be able provide feedback through an anonymous online survey at a later date, according to the LBPD. For any questions, please call (562) 570-7555.
Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.
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