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Lexington Police Department asking for public's input on police department initiatives and policies

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 13:00:37-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Police Department has announced the launch of a public survey to get feedback from residents and local business owners.

The survey will help the department evaluate police department initiatives and policies.

Some of the questions in the survey include asking if the Lexington Police Department's efforts to reduce crime are effective, if police should be the first responders to those with mental illness, and if the city is spending enough money to address homelessness.

The brief survey is online here. It takes a few minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish.

"This survey is another opportunity for Lexington residents to provide valuable feedback about officers and the department as a whole," Chief Lawrence Weathers said. "We want to hear from as many people as possible."

The survey site will remain open until November 1. Results will be compiled by researchers at New York University and provided to the department. Information gathered will also be shared with city leaders.