Police launch survey to measure systemic racism

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The London Police Service wants to hear the public’s thoughts on systemic racism on the police force.

Police announced on Monday that they are launching a public survey to determine “to what extent systemic racism exists at the LPS.”

Anyone in the city who has had or witnessed interactions with police is being asked to take part in the survey.

“This survey provides the opportunity for Londoners to share their experiences with us, to help us identify what we’re doing right, and where we could do better,” said London Police Chief Steve Williams. “This research is part of our ongoing work toward ensuring everyone feels safe and respected in their interactions with London police.”

According to police, the survey results will help them develop strategies that will make sure they recognize and address “personal and structural bias” in their operations. Once the study is finished, a full report will be made available to the public.

To access the survey, click here.