Results from South Bend policing survey released
SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- The second round of survey results, conducted by the New York based company, Elucd, have been released. The company first sent out surveys this summer to gauge issues like safety and trust between the community and the South Bend Police Department.
While the city's safety scores were relatively unchanged, South Bend's police trust score rose from 59 out of 100 this summer to 68 last month. That nine point jump was the highest for a three month period that Elucd has seen.
Among black respondents, the trust score rose 10 points from 48 this summer to 58 now. Elucd points to the series of community meetings with South Bend Police as a major factor in this rise in trust.
The city of South Bend responded to these numbers with a statement that reads
“These findings suggest movement in the right direction for trust between SBPD officers and the residents they serve. Yet we know there is more work yet to be done, and we are committed to following through on those efforts. We encourage residents to be part of the trust-building process by attending a future Community Action Group meeting, a Board of Public Safety meeting, or one of many South Bend Police Department neighborhood events.”