Police - Community Relations Initiative

About the Police – Community Relations Initiative

The City of Takoma Park is seeking a qualified firm or individual to review and evaluate the way our Police Department interacts and engages with the community and to provide recommendations to improve those interactions to enhance trust, legitimacy and public safety within the Takoma Park community. This initiative is in part inspired by increased scrutiny of police procedures and police/community relations at the national level as a result of specific incidents in Ferguson, MO, Baltimore, MD and other cities. These events highlighted the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between local police and the communities they protect. As the nation has observed, trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential to the stability of our communities, the integrity


Current Project Status

The City issued an RFP on November 4 to hire a consultant to explore these issues. Proposals are due December 4.

Project Lead & Contact Info

Alan Goldberg
Police Chief
Phone: 301-891-7104

Police – Community Relations Initiative Details

Project Info & Timeline

  • Target completion date: 2016 – June
  • Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
  • Departments involved: Police

Budget & Funding Source

Budget: $10,000
Funding Source: City of Takoma Park FY16 Budget

Links & Notes

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