Degree Project Archive

Assessing Community-Police Relations for the City of Seattle

This report consists of findings and analysis of data collected from the 2011 Seattle Public Safety Survey conducted by graduate students at the Evans School of Public Affairs as a part of the school’s Public Service Clinic requirements. This degree project was proposed by the Office of the Mayor of the City of Seattle and enlisted the efforts of four MPA students to design and deploy the survey and analyze the findings. The survey is designed to assess Seattle residents’ perceptions of public safety and the police department at a neighborhood level. This survey is the first of its kind in Seattle and supplementary to the biannual Neighborhood Policing Survey conducted by the City of Seattle’s Office of Policy and Management.