Virginia Center For Policing Looking For Input

Posted: July 20, 2017

My name is Dave Gardner and I’m a Program Manager with the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) in Richmond, VA. VCPI ( is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities, resources and support to law enforcement organizations throughout the U.S.

I’d like to request your participation in a new program we are developing in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Measuring What Matters: Building Trust and Legitimacy (MWM), will provide tools and resources for law enforcement leaders to demonstrate and measure the impact of your organizational strategies and daily public interactions on community trust.

VCPI is currently researching and cataloging input from the field – experienced law enforcement leaders like you – on current practices within your organization and community that you have found to be working or not working, effective or ineffective, in building and sustaining community trust.
We invite you to participate in The MWM Survey, which will offer you a chance to share strategies you are using, successes you’ve enjoyed, and challenges you’ve encountered. Your input, perspectives and experiences are a critical component of the development of the MWM program. This will be your opportunity to be part of a national initiative that will highlight contemporary policing practices and will have significant impact on current and future generations of law enforcement professionals.

We realize your time is valuable. This anonymous survey should take approximately twenty (20) minutes to complete. To begin the survey, please click the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser window):

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact me via phone (607-483-4685) or email ([email protected]).

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

David C. Gardner
Program Manager
Virginia Center for Policing Innovation