TEWKSBURY – Police Chief Ryan Columbus is pleased to announce that, as part of the International Association of Chief of Police’s Trust Building Campaign, the Tewksbury Police Department is conducting a community survey to gauge local trust in police. 

The IACP’s Trust Building Campaign includes a pledge to implement 25 key policies and leading practices within a 36-month period in order to build trust and enhance collaboration between police and communities. Among the things police are required to do is conduct regular surveys of the community to measure the level of trust in police. 

Tewksbury Police will be posting the survey to their website, tewksburypolice.com, and also sharing it via all of the department’s social media platforms. 

The survey is aimed at residents of Tewksbury only, and is meant to gather opinions only on Tewksbury Police.

“The Tewksbury Police Department is committed to the IACP’s Trust Building Campaign because earning and maintaining the trust of our community is among our department’s top priorities,” said Chief Columbus. “This survey will help us gauge the level of trust within the community. There are no right or wrong answers to this survey. We just want the honest opinions of our community members based on their interactions with Tewksbury Police, so we can continue to improve our operation.”

To take the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9RS5DS2.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 33,000 members in over 170 countries, the IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership.

As they complete the Trust Building Campaign pledge, the Tewksbury Police Department will prioritize actions encouraging positive community-police partnerships within six focus areas: bias-free policing; use of force; leadership and culture; recruitment, hiring, and retention; victim services; and community relations. These areas and their associated key practices are designed to promote safe, effective interactions, create strategies to prevent and reduce crime, and improve the wellbeing and quality of life for all. 

For more information about the Trust Building Campaign, visit the IACP’s website at: 

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