The Gwinnett Police Department begins sending out surveys this week to gauge how its officers are doing.
The department is among 100 police agencies participating in a nationwide study by the University of Illinois.
Cpl. Ed Ritter says the results will not only be part of the study, but will be used internally as well.
“We want to ensure that we’re doing our jobs and doing it effectively,” he tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish.
The department will mail out 200 surveys a week over the next few months to both victims and perpetrators.
The surveys will be sent to those charged with traffic violations, DUI, shoplifting, drug offenses, simple assault, and battery.
Ritter says they will not contact anyone involved in domestic violence cases, sexual assaults, or juvenile cases.
“We’re going to take them very seriously,” he says. “We want them to be completely honest with us. We don’t want them to lie or embellish anything.”
Ritter says the results will remain anonymous and no personal information will be shared.