Updated March 19, 2018
On November 4, 2016 the City of Ann Arbor released RFP #990 seeking proposals from individuals, firms, teams, consultants to provide a review of the techniques the Ann Arbor Police Department (AAPD) employs to effectively and equitably deliver law enforcement services to all members of the community. This effort will also gauge the appropriate level of civilian review.
Under the direction of the City Administrator, the City's intent is to undergo a process that openly and objectively examines the means and methods the AAPD employs and should adopt to support and sustain a safe and inclusive community. The process is intended to also explore how those means and methods are perceived by the community. The ultimate purpose is to receive and adopt recommendations to enhance the AAPD's service to and relationship with the community, which is a critical part of the exceptional quality of life we strive to provide to all of Ann Arbor's residents, visitors, businesses, and institutions.
Before the draft Independent Analysis of Ann Arbor Police Department Community Engagement Practices Request for Proposals (RFP) was finalized and distributed, the City Administrator's Office accepted community input from Oct. 7-28, 2016, via several methods:
Draft RFP Open House was held to solicit feedback and answer questions on
Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Larcom City Hall first floor lobby, 301 E. Huron St. Anonymous feedback was accepted.
Comments and feedback was also accepted via a designated email.
Report of Feedback and Responses
The final Independent Analysis of Ann Arbor Police Department Community Engagement Practices Request for Proposal #990 is posted on the city's procurement website.
February 21, 2017 - Council Approved Resolution R-17-051 - Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Hillard Heintze, LLC for Independent Analysis of Ann Arbor Police Department Community Engagement Practices (NTE $200,000.00)
Hillard Heintze Hosting Ann Arbor Community Listening Session - Weds., April 26, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Public Downtown Library, 343 S. Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, Lower Level Multi-purpose Room.
Hillard Heintze Hosting Ann Arbor Community Listening Session - Tues., June 13, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Bryant Community Center, 3 West Eden Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
July 3, 2017 - Council approved Resolution R-17-266 - Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Professional Services Agreement with Hillard Heintze in an Amount Not to Exceed $230,000.00 and Appropriate $30,000 in Additional Funds (8 Votes Required)
Hillard Heintze accepted community input through an assessment survey regarding the Ann Arbor Police Department. The survey was active through July 15, 2017. The survey link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/annarborpd
Hillard Heintze also accepted community input through the email address: email@example.com
– for specific comment.
The final Independent Analysis of the Ann Arbor Police Department Community Engagement Practices Report was completed by Hillard Heintze, LLC and submitted to City Council.
November 16, 2017 - City Council/HRC Joint Work Session: Presentation and Discussion of the Independent Review of the Ann Arbor Police Department Community Engagement Practices
February 5, 2018 - Council approved R-18-039 - Resolution Creating an Advisory Task Force to Make Recommendations Regarding the Roles and Responsibilities of a Community Policing Commission.
March 19, 2018 - Council approved R-18-100 - Resolution to Confirm Members of an Advisory Task Force to Prepare a Recommendaiton Outlining the Roles and Responsibilities for a Proposed Commuity Policing Commission.
Contact information for the Advisory Task Force: PoliceTaskForce@a2gov.org