I am pleased to present to all of you the second iteration of the
Chief’s Advisory Board (CAB) Survey – Report to the Community.
The plan was always to revisit the original 2017 survey a few years
after it was initially offered to the community. The thought process
was, what good would this initial survey be if we never checked
with the residents of Toledo to see if we are improving?
When the survey was initially completed there were less than 900
surveys completed. This time, more than 1,300 surveys were
completed! I want to thank all of you who took time out of your day
to provide us with your feedback. We all must remember that we
are here to serve you. Without knowing what you want your police
department to concentrate on it is impossible for me to satisfy your
As I said last time, in my more than 30 years with TPD, I have
never seen a survey of this depth conducted. I want to thank the
members of CAB for their guidance and assistance in the
formation of this survey. It could not have happened without them.
Special thanks need to go out to Dr. Kasey Tucker-Gail, Dr. David
Lilley, and Dr. Megan Stewart, from the University of Toledo for
development of the survey format. Additionally, Ms. Holly
Matthews, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Coordinating
Council, for summarizing the results in a "citizen friendly” report.
We at the CAB and TPD are committed to increasing the trust of
the citizens of this city. TPD cannot police this city alone. We must
work together, neighborhood-by-neighborhood addressing what is
important to the residents. Then, and only then, will we see true
results: safer, more livable communities. I am confident that we are
heading in the right direction.
Finally, when the COVID-19 pandemic ends, we will continue to
hold Town Hall Meetings, asking and listening to the comments
and feedback of Toledo’s residents. I say this constantly, it truly is a
privilege and honor to be Toledo’s Police Chief.
Thank you again for the opportunity to serve all of you and work
with you to make Toledo a better place to live.
George Kral, Chief
Toledo Police Department