This report presents the findings of the Task Force Questionnaire (TFQ) to Reimagine Policing in Denver, a survey implemented on behalf of the community-led task force to reimagine policing and public safety in the city of Denver. The goal of the TFQ survey was to identify community concerns and priorities to aid in refining the task force agenda. Overall, respondents identified systemic racial discrimination, the criminalization and overpolicing of other marginalized groups (e.g., homeless, mentally ill), police use of force, and increased militarization as the most critical issues in the current Denver policing model. Respondent suggestions for improving the public safety model included: responding to homelessness, mental health crises, and addiction with specialized services rather than police; prioritizing collaboration with the community; demilitarizing and restricting firearms to smaller, specialized police response teams rather than general issue; and improving police training, particularly in de-escalation and non-violent strategies. Data in this report were collected from a total of 334 community members between June 30, 2020 and July 31, 2020.

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