Consent Decree Outcome Assessments

To ensure that the BPD is on the path towards compliance with the Consent Decree, the court-appointed Monitoring Team will conduct outcome assessments to measure reform. The Department’s updated policies and procedures shall be evaluated on whether they are producing a beneficial effect on policing in Baltimore City. The Monitor will conduct the following outcome assessments to assess the satisfaction of the following reforms:

  • Overall police services
  • Trustworthiness
  • Engagement with the community
  • Effectiveness
  • Responsiveness
  • Interaction with youth
  • Misconduct investigation and discipline systems
  • Interactions with African Americans, Hispanic Americans, the LGBTQ community, and other significant and distinct groups within the Baltimore community

First- Year Outcome Assessment Process and Methodology Plan