Efforts to Improve Police-Community Relations in Cincinnati
Feb 16, 2007
Year Two Evaluation Report
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In 2002, the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD), the Fraternal Order of Police, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) initiated a collaboration to resolve social conflict, improve community relations, and avoid litigation in Cincinnati. The collaborative agreement requires the participants to undertake collective efforts to pursue five primary goals: (1) ensure that police officers and community members partner proactively to solve community problems; (2) build respect, cooperation, and trust within and between police and communities; (3) improve CPD education, oversight, monitoring, hiring practices, and accountability; (4) ensure fair, equitable, and courteous treatment for all; and (5) establish public understanding of police policies and procedures and recognize exceptional service to foster support for police. The parties chose the RAND Corporation to evaluate progress for five years and to publish its findings in annual reports. RAND surveyed citizens and officers, reviewed statistics, examined traffic stop data, and analyzed recorded police-citizen interactions, for this, the second annual report.
The Context of Policing in Cincinnati: Crime, Arrests, and Use of Force
Analysis of Vehicle Stops
Analysis of Videotaped Police-Motorist Interactions
Satisfaction of Police Officers Working in Cincinnati
Citizen and Officer Satisfaction with the Complaint Process
Summary and Conclusions
Technical Details of the Internal Benchmark
RAND Codebook, Year Two
Police Officer Survey
Citizen Complaint Review and Police Officer Complaint Surveys
Parties’ Responses to 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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