Hendricks County police ask residents to give feedback on police accountability through online survey
By Lindsay Doty
The survey started back in August and has had more than 300 responses so far.
“Once we receive this information we plan to take this as well as all the other feedback we have received and start looking at ways we can improve. This can include policy and procedure review to restructuring our community engagement to make sure everyone feels inclusive,” said Chief McKee.
“Our goal is and will continue to be building trust, unity, accountability, and transparency with everyone who lives, works, and visits Hendricks County.”
Police plan to work with the diversity team to discuss and digest the results.
“The biggest issue to understand is that perspectives are different when you are a racial minority in this community,” explains Natalie Brake, co-chair of the Hendricks County Alliance for Diversity.
Brake says the survey is more about what police need to know, than what they need to do. She hopes residents will give honest answers so their voices can be heard.
The survey will be open throughout mid-September and can be taken here. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2YDB6SQ
The HCAD has been working to bring racial discussions to light in other ways. This week, the group will start sharing personal stories from four black Hendricks County residents as part of the group’s #raisingblackvoices initiative.