Roswell has received a draft of the police department assessment conducted by the Center for Public Safety Management. The draft is available online now, and a final report will be presented to city council at a July meeting.

In September, city council voted to hire the team to do a comprehensive assessment on the police department.

The decision came after several controversial incidents came to light, including one instance where officers used a coin toss to determine if they would arrest a motorist.

The executive summary of the draft states: “Based on (the Center for Public Safety Management’s) detailed review of the Roswell Police Department, it is our opinion that the department reflects a modern police agency that is professional and responsive to the community’s needs. We found the staff to be professional and dedicated to the mission of the department and the community members to be supportive of the department and the quality of service provided by the department to the community.”

The study focused on “identifying appropriate staffing of the department given the workload, community demographics, and crime levels; the effectiveness of the organizational structure; and efficiency of division/unit processes,” the draft states.

According to a news release from the city, the report also includes a recommendation “of a management framework to ensure accountability, increased efficiency, and improved performance” and a summary of interviews and focus groups with members of the police department, elected officials and stakeholders in the community.

The report is available at www.roswellgov.com/pdgapanalysis.

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