Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Ombudsman General was invited to Give Input on the Long Beach Police Services

LONG BEACH, CA BISHOP L.J. GUILLORY, OMBUDSMAN GENERAL to National Ombudsman and Ombudsman International Inc. Today July 31, 2017 the Ombudsman General met with Long Beach residents, business owners and community stakeholders who gave input on how the Police Department can better serve the community. Residents were asked to provide comments on police performance, perceptions of and satisfaction with service delivery levels, and service methods used by the police. The Long Beach Police Department has contracted with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to conduct an optimization assessment. IACP analyze police operations, including investigations, support services, staffing, organizational structure, fleet, policies and procedures, recruitment and retention, and other areas. In the input session there was testimony regarding the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. There was also information given regarding abuse of power by Police Officers in the North Long Beach Area ### 1101 14th Street N.W. Suite 191, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 241-1506