February 28, 2017

City asks Residents for Feedback on Policing and Public Safety in Newark

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the Newark Department of Public Safety’s Police Division’s Independent Monitor will host five community survey events for residents, to enable them to give their opinions and ideas about public safety and policing in Newark, on five upcoming Saturdays.

The events are free and open to the public. Residents will have the opportunity to fill out questionnaires regarding their experiences, both positive and negative, with Newark’s police, fire and emergency services. The surveys will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Volunteers will be available to answer questions by residents. Refreshments will be provided. A list of locations, dates, and times, follows.

“We are making good on our promise to bring about real reform, real change, and true transparency in public safety. As part of building trust between our police and the community, it is important to hear from residents what we can be doing better as well as what they are pleased with. This survey will give Newarkers the opportunity to speak their minds directly to our monitor and our public safety leaders. We are listening and will act on what we hear,” Mayor Baraka said.

The surveys will be held at the following locations, dates, and times, beginning this Saturday:


  • Saturday,     March 4: Training, Recreation, and Education Center, 55 Ludlow Street,     Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday,     March 11: Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market Street, Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday,     March 18: West Side Park Community Center, 600 South 17th Street,     Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday,     March 25: Ironbound Community Corporation, 25 Cortland Street, 3 p.m. to 5     p.m.
  • Saturday,     April 1: La Casa de Don Pedro, 23 Broadway, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


For more information on the Independent Monitor and the community survey, visit the web page