Help Improve Policing in the City of Wausau – Survey Closes August 1

Wausau Policing Community Survey seeks feedback on Wausau Police Dept.

The Wausau Policing Task Force (WPTF) has released a community survey to gather input and feedback from Wausau residents and visitors concerning attitudes towards and experiences with the Wausau Police Department.

The Wausau Policing Community Survey is available in an online format and has also been mailed to 5,000 randomly selected residences in Wausau. The results will be shared with the City of Wausau to help improve policing. Responses will be accepted through August 1, 2021.

The survey takes under 10 minutes to complete and is available in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Participants will not be asked for their names or identifying information. Responses will be entirely anonymous and cannot be traced back to the participant.

“I tell people who ask about the Task Force that we encourage a transparent feedback process,” said Wausau Chief of Police, Ben Bliven. “Although I believe we have many strengths as a department, community feedback is critical to understand whether and how we might improve.”

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The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) was contracted by the Task Force to design and implement the survey. As the first step in the process, the WPTF held a series of public listening sessions to gather public feedback on policing in the City of Wausau. Following the survey, the task force will hold a series of focus groups and a public hearing.