Police-Community Relations in Cincinnati
In 2002, the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD), the Fraternal Order of Police, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) entered into a collaborative agreement. This agreement pledges its signatories (the parties) to collaborate in efforts to resolve social conflict, improve community relations, and avoid litigation. The agreement requires the CPD to implement a variety of changes, most notably the adoption of Community Problem-Oriented Policing (CPOP) as a strategy for addressing crime problems and engaging the community. Other provisions of the agreement require the CPD to establish a civilian complaint review process. The collaborative agreement incorporates a previous agreement between the CPD and the U.S. Department of Justice on use-of-force issues. The agreement specifies the need to evaluate achievement of its goals. In 2004, the parties contracted with RAND to conduct this evaluation. These goals are assessed through a variety of evaluation mechanisms, including surveys of citizens and of CPD officers; analyses of motor vehicle stops and of CPD staffing patterns; periodic observations of structured meetings between citizens and representatives of the CPD; and a review of CPD statistical compilations. The collaborative agreement requires an annual assessment of progress toward the agreement’s goals. This report is the first such annual review.
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- Availability: Web-Only
- Pages: 398
- Document Number: TR-333-CC
- Year: 2005
- Series: Technical Reports
The Context of Policing in Cincinnati: Crime, Arrests, and Use of Force
Staffing and Personnel Actions in the Cincinnati Police Department, 2004
Analysis of Vehicle Stops
Analysis of Videotaped Police-Motorist Interactions
Community-Police Satisfaction Survey
Perceptions of Citizen Interactions with the Police in Cincinnati
Satisfaction of Police Officers Working in Cincinnati
Citizen and Officer Satisfaction with the Complaint Process
Periodic Observations and Problem-Solving Processes
Summary and Conclusions
Technical Details on Propensity Score Weighting
Reliability of Audio/Video Coding
Police-Civilian Videotaped Interactions Codebook
Citizen-Police Interaction Survey
Police Officer Survey
Complaint/Internal Review Survey
Community Meeting Survey
Observations of Community Meetings in the City of Cincinnati
Problem Solving Survey
Observations of Problem-Solving Project Meetings in Cincinnati Police Department
Comments from the Parties and Monitor on the Report
The research described in this report was conducted within RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (ISE), a division of the RAND Corporation, for the City of Cincinnati.
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