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Anne Arundel County Launches Community Survey on Policing

Survey marks collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Anne Arundel County Police Department

Annapolis, MD (August 9, 2021) Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, the Anne Arundel County Police Department, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced the launch of a community survey on policing. The survey, which can be found here, allows residents to anonymously provide feedback on the Police Department’s work across the county.

“Public safety is the most fundamental obligation of our government,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said. “That obligation functions through the trust and accountability between our residents and our police department. Those relationships must be strong so that our communities remain safe.”

The survey was developed in collaboration among the County Executive’s Office, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Residents’ personal data will not be collected - only feedback and information about the Police Department.

"Building trust with our community rests at the cornerstone of 21st century policing, and that trust helps to solve crimes and increase the quality of life for residents,” said Anne Arundel County Chief of Police Amal Awad. “While our agency continues to receive valuable feedback from residents when we attend community events, this survey will serve as another tool to provide us with important information to help us continue to grow as an agency and further connect with our community.”

The survey will remain live for 30 days, after which the data will be analyzed by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

“This survey represents an important opportunity for community members to provide their perspectives on policing in Anne Arundel County and contribute to discussions on public safety in their communities,” said Dr. Cassandra Crifasi, Assistant Professor in the department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

For more information on the survey, visit aacounty.org/policingsurvey.

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