The Carthage Police Department is one of two P.D.’s nationwide testing a survey designed to improve policing. Every person who interacts with officers will get a one-question survey about how they were treated. That includes victims of crimes, drivers caught speeding, and even those arrested. The police chief says that information will help pinpoint areas that are strong and others that aren’t.
“We’ll take those areas and will actually have some data that will help us say ‘okay, we’re not doing good in this area. We’ve got the data, let’s fix it,'” explains Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan.
The Indianapolis Police Department is the other test site for the new system. They’ll be collecting survey results for the next several months.