Open Buffalo partners at our Justice and Opportunity campaign table have developed a survey to gauge the status of community-police relations throughout the City of Buffalo. On the evening of Feb. 23, more than 40 city residents gathered at 1199SEIU offices to be trained as grassroots surveyors.
This gathering was packed with energized residents, ready to make changes in our city. Attendees collectively made a commitment to gather over 1,500 completed surveys from their neighbors, schools, churches and social networks. This goals adds up to more than half of our overall goal of 2,000 surveys by May.
News 4 WIVB provided thorough coverage of the event, and their report has already inspired more residents to call Open Buffalo to get involved. This is an exciting start to our growing campaign. To find out more or to get involved, feel free to email us at email@example.com or call us directly at 716-243-8777.
Those who stepped up to be community policing surveyors shared personal stories at the Feb. 23 event.
One personal interactions between the public and police can shape an individual's trust and confidence in law enforcement authorities for a lifetime.