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Task Force on Policing Seeks Participation on Campus and Community Safety Survey

By Maryland Today Staff

The President's Task Force on Community Policing invites Terps to take the new UMD Campus and Community Safety Survey to help it better understand individual experiences of and expectations for campus safety. Participation will be used to help the university consider how best to create a physically and emotionally safe environment for all.

This survey involves a series of questions about campus safety, some of which are specifically about policing, and others which ask respondents to think about safety more broadly.

This confidential survey should take 15 minutes to complete. Participants will not be asked to provide their name, university unit, directory ID or email address. Responses will be anonymous unless participants choose to disclose their name within the survey. The aggregate data as well as collated responses to open-ended questions will be included in the task force's report to President Pines which will be a public document.

The task force has been charged with examining community attitudes, experiences and values, as well as structures, resources, practices and policies related to policing and campus safety. During initial efforts to gather input from the campus community, it collected helpful feedback and had productive conversations during listening sessions with faculty, staff, students, recent alumni and residents of the College Park area.

Survey responses are requested by 5 p.m. Friday. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Perla M. Guerrero (guerrero@umd.edu) or Tony Randall (jrandall@umd.edu), co-chairs of the task force’s Community Attitudes and Relations subcommittee.

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