The KPPCSD is on fact-finding mission to evaluate the Kensington Police Dept. (KPD) and assess alternative approaches to providing community policing and law enforcement services. We have contracted with The Matrix Consulting Group (Matrix), which has conducted police studies of 100+ police and sheriff’s offices in California. This approach follows the October 2016 recommendations of 10 Kensington residents appointed to an ad hoc committee on governance and operations.
The first phase of work includes interviews with all members of the KPD, an assessment of all aspects of existing operations and an opportunity for community input. The Matrix Group is convening the first community meeting on Saturday, March 17th at 10 am at the Kensington Community Center located at 59 Arlington Avenue.
Richard Brady, the President of Matrix will review the scope and purpose of the study and explore current law enforcement needs, ideal characteristics of community-oriented police service and alternative strategies with Kensington residents. For planning purposes, positive RSVPs to (redacted) are appreciated.
Mark your calendars with the date of a second meeting on April 28, also at 10 am the Community Center. This meeting will focus on the results of the assessment and next steps in the process.