Racial justice in Essex

Racial justice in Essex

Essex is committing to examining the policies and practices of not only our Police Department but our entire municipality, through the lens of racial and social justice that roots out racism and implicit bias in all its forms. We commit to working with our community partners, including our communities of color, to make police-community relations in Essex as strong as possible. Working together we hope to build a stronger and more just community. To that end we hope to engage with the community of Essex in authentic conversations about racism and social justice, and to lay the foundation for changes in attitudes, practices, and policies so Essex can become a welcoming, inclusive, anti-racist community where ​all​ residents can thrive.

Please take a short (2-minute) survey that will inform us about ways Essex’s municipal leaders and law enforcement can best engage with the community. We will use the survey responses to structure listening sessions and, after holding the listening sessions, to help us decide how to develop a plan of action based on community needs.

The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JQR8299.

The survey will be translated into different languages so that it is accessible to all community members.