Law Enforcement Focus Group Participants Needed

By Calibre Press  |   Jun 4, 2020

COVID-19 has had enormous impacts on almost every facet of life, but first responders have been uniquely affected. Dr. Janne Gaub, an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is conducting a study to understand the rank-and-file perspective about how COVID-19 has affected the job and policing in general. She is recruiting officers and frontline supervisors for participation in virtual focus groups (conducted via videoconference) to understand some of these effects. Focus groups will last about 30-60 minutes and time slots will be made available at various times of the day and on multiple days of the week. Individual interviews can be accommodated if preferred.

Some questions look at specific changes in the way law enforcement conducts business, such as changes in types of calls or new services and/or responsibilities. Other questions more broadly address policing in a public health crisis, such as changes to police mission/role or officer discretion. Overall, what can departments learn from this experience?

If you are interested in participating, please sign up here for a time.

If you are unable to participate, please consider sharing with others you know who might be interested in participating. If you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Gaub directly at: [email protected].

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