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Henderson Police to Participate in National Research Project
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Henderson Police to Participate in National Research Project

Rating customer service is commonplace in many industries, but public safety is not one of them.

That will change later this year in Henderson, as police will be the subject of a national study.

Henderson was selected as one of 100 police departments nationwide to participate in a Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice-funded research project.

Starting later this summer, anyone who interacts with Henderson officers might be asked to rate their interaction with the officers as part of the National Police Research Platform developed and overseen by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Research in Law and Justice.

Out of 18,000 police agencies in the country, 100 departments were selected to participate. In addition to the surveys, the study will also gather data from police officers and civilian police employees through surveys and agency records.

Participation in the citizen survey is voluntary. As police reports are filed, a letter will be sent to those who have had a recent police contact asking them to take a survey by telephone or online. The survey information will not be collected by the Henderson Police Department but by the university overseeing the research. No identifiable data will be collected so your identity will be protected. Henderson Police will not know what specific encounter with a person resulted in a survey.

Police encounters from traffic accidents and traffic stops along with non-violent crimes will be part of the survey. Encounters from violent crimes and those involving juveniles will not be surveyed.

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