Ideas in Focus recently completed work with the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team conducting focus groups assessing the perceptions of individuals in the Cleveland community with respect to the Division of Police. A total of six, two-hour focus groups were conducted in early May 2017.
The groups involved 62 participants from six neighborhoods from across Cleveland. The Team will soon, and separately, file with the Court the final report on the focus group program that outlines the methodology and our approach.
These groups, an important component of the Cleveland Division of Police’s consent decree settlement, included important community feedback on a number of areas including:
• Police Presence in the Community
• Interactions with Cleveland Division of Police
• Community Policing and Knowledge
• Misconduct and Accountability
• Complex Dynamics of the Police Officer’s Job
• Feelings About the Future and the Possibility of Renewed Relationships
To read the Monitoring Team's June 2017 report and more detail about our findings and recommendations, click the link below.
Cleveland Police Monitor Semiannual Report June