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Police Foundation Impact Reports

In 2018 and 2019, the National Police Foundation conducted a series of focus groups for BPD members and Baltimore residents. The feedback from these survey was used to inform the Community Policing Plan, which was approved by the Court on April 1, 2020.

Officer Input Report

The survey asked officers to focus on community policing – barriers to successful implementation and ways to successfully implement community policing.

  • Conducted in late 2018
  • 131 members participated in focus groups. Representation included a variety of ranks and assignments
  • Proper staffing and support from leadership were key themes as to what will make CP possible

Community Input Report

  • Over 600 people participated to help inform the Community Policing Plan
  • The report was conducted by the Police Foundation in partnership with Loyola University Maryland and The No Boundaries Coalition
  • Feedback was gathered between June 2019 and October 2019
  • Feedback was generated through focus groups, mobile field interviews and online.
  • Persons of color, immigrants, individuals with substance use, and previously incarcerated individuals were prioritized but the full demographic breakdown is available on page 11 (close to City demographics but not representative)
  • Primary Themes: Respect (non-bias policing and respect for local culture); Community Interaction; Deployment & Enforcement
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