Hugo Wall School Finishes Assessment Of Wichita Police Department

Feb 19, 2015

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The Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs at the Wichita State University has finished their assessment of the Wichita Police Department. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc has this report...

The 227-page report focused on the themes of communication training, technology, recruitment and community relations.

Misty Bruckner, director of the Center for Urban Studies, said that when considering racial profiling, recommendations were to have hands on training.

“I’m inviting members from the minority community to be active in the police training, to create a dialogue, and to create an understanding from both sides,” Bruckner says.

...and making sure that communication with the public makes the policies clear.

The assessment will serve as a blueprint for the new chief of police. That search is moving forward.

WPD Organizational Assessment (executive summary):

WPD Organizational Assessment (full report):

Video of the City of Wichita's news conference featuring Misty Bruckner, Director of the Center for Urban Studies, reporting the findings and recommendations:


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