Survey: MoCo Govt. Seeks Public Input to Reimagine Public Safety

by Daniel Garay

Survey: MoCo Govt. Seeks Community Input on Public Safety

As part of Montgomery County’s “Reimagining Public Safety” (RPS) task force, the public is encouraged to participate in an online community input survey — the survey link can be found here.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich invited residents to answer a survey designed to gauge their assessment of the Montgomery County Police Department, its structure, services, and funding.

The survey is quite comprehensive, with more than 50 questions geared towards public safety scenarios and issues; citizens may participate in the survey until November 14, 2020. Once the community responses are received and aggregated, a virtual community forum will be held to discuss the results on December 3, 2020.

County Executive Marc Elrich urged MoCo residents to participate in the survey in a November 1 letter, noting that community input was paramount in the consideration of improving policing and public safety efforts in Montgomery County. The county hopes that more input from diverse voices can help lead to development of policies and solutions that further benefit the public.

The RPS initiative’s stated goals are “…building a more equitable and inclusive Montgomery County by promoting safe neighborhoods and communities that are better for all County residents.”




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