Metro releases results of community survey on selection of permanent Chief of Police for LMPD
Over 1,200 respondents provided input on qualifications, priorities and leadership - full results at bottom of the article
1,214 people responded
74.4% were white, 15.6% were black
Top Feedback: Focus on community safety, curbing gun violence, and accountability within department.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 19, 2023) – After receiving more than 1,200 responses, Mayor Craig Greenberg released the results of a survey on what qualities, values and priorities community members would like to see in the next permanent Chief of Police for the Louisville Metro Police Department. Results of the survey can be found here.
“Selecting who permanently leads our police department is an extraordinarily important decision and we want to receive all the community input we can,” said Mayor Greenberg. “I’m very pleased that so many people took the time to share their thoughts on what they want to see in our next permanent Chief of Police, and we will make sure to make good use of this input as we move forward.”
The survey, which was made available online through Louisville Metro’s website, offered a chance for the community to weigh in on qualifications they want to see in the next permanent Chief of Police, what kind of leadership style the right candidate should possess, what they think the priorities of the chief should be, and an open-ended opportunity to provide other information about the selection process.
Below are some of the key findings from the survey:
72.4% of respondents believe a track record of reducing crime and promoting community safety is the most important quality for the next permanent Chief of Police.
64.7% believe that crime reduction should be the next permanent chief’s top priority, followed by 55.9% who believe his or her top priority should be curbing gun violence.
76.5% of respondents said “Honesty, integrity” should be the top leadership quality in the next permanent Chief of Police, followed by 50.2% who selected “Holds all employees accountable.”
For the open-ended responses, the top concerns were crime reduction, changing the culture of the police department, building trust with the community and holding officers and staff accountable.
Of the 1,214 responses received, 1,119 respondents live in Jefferson County, 74.4% are white, 15.6% are Black, 49.3% are male and 47.5% are female. The survey was conducted by Public Sector Search and Consulting, Inc., which is working with Louisville Metro Government on the search and selection of a permanent Chief of Police for the Louisville Metro Police Department.
FULL SURVEY RESULTS
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