Mayor and Hillard Heintze announce surveys as next step in LMPD top-to-bottom review

October 16, 2020

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Hillard Heintze, the Chicago-based company conducting the top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), will release two anonymous surveys aimed at gathering perspectives from community members and LMPD employees.

The two web-based surveys are accessible today through Tuesday, October 27 at 11:45 p.m., EDT. Additional details will be provided soon to accommodate those who are unable to access the survey online.

“There are valuable perspectives within both the community and LMPD that we are seeking to collect with these surveys,” said Marcia K. Thompson, Esq. of Hillard Heintze. “The experiences of these two groups underscore the work we are doing, and the importance of those experiences cannot be understated.”

The community survey, which will be open to all Louisville residents, seeks to understand the broader community’s perspective on the role of police personnel, police management and community relations in the city of Louisville. Residents will be asked about the relationship between the LMPD and the Louisville community.

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The survey continues the community feedback portion of the Hillard Heintze review, which has also included open sessions to inform community members about the review process and ongoing conversations with representatives of various community groups and organizations.

The LMPD employee survey will measure the employees’ attitudes, opinions and experiences. Consultants at Hillard Heintze will manage the intake and analysis of all survey data. The city will not collect, view or retain any of the survey data.

“The surveys are anonymous and will be handled by Hillard Heintze because we want community members and LMPD employees alike to speak freely about the strengths and weaknesses they see in the department and in LMPD’s relationship with residents,” said Mayor Fischer. “I urge everyone to take the time to participate in the surveys.”

The community can participate in the survey by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LMPDcommunitysurvey

A link to the community survey will also be shared on various social media platforms, including the Mayor’s and the LMPD’s Twitter accounts, as well as the LouisvilleKY.gov website.

The LMPD employee survey will be shared within the Department.  

Residents who have questions or want to weigh in further about the ongoing review of LMPD can email Hillard Heintze at [email protected].