NEWS & RESOURCES
Parkersburg PD Starts Survey Outreach
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) –Parkersburg’s police department is asking for your help once again and all you have to do is tell them what you think.
Parkersburg police are partnering with “Response to Resistance” to gather information from locals on what they believe the appropriate amount of force is. This approach to hearing from the community helps officers understand the community’s perspective.
Police and Citizens Closely Agree on Reasonable Use of Force According to National Survey Conducted by Response to Resistance
The Response to Resistance Survey was created to support the public safety community and aid their efforts to safeguard the citizens they are sworn to serve and protect. The company has a goal of over 1 million participants. According to Sam Faulkner, RTR founder and CEO, the current national turmoil regarding the purported disproportionate use of force by law enforcement against minorities is fueled by the fact that there is not a hard and fast definition of what constitutes “objectively reasonable force” or how “reasonable officers” respond to resistance, assault and aggression as mandated by the US Supreme Court in Graham v. Connor.