On May 05, 2022, the City of Wichita issued a Request for Proposal for an independent, professional assessment of the Wichita Police Department's culture, administrative policies and practices, standards of conduct, and efforts to ensure bias-free policing, as well as the processes the Citizens' Review Board uses to review complaints against WPD personnel.
The proposal submitted by Jensen Hughes was selected. Jensen Hughes has led, planned, and implemented many of the most comprehensive transformation initiatives over the past three decades. After completing multiple interviews, observations, meetings, document reviews, and surveys, Jensen Hughes submitted their final report on March 10, 2023.
Jensen Hughes' Operational Assessment of the Wichita Police Department, provides a detailed assessment of the seven key areas Jensen Hughes was asked to review, including:
Management and Organization
Code of Conduct
Internal Affairs and Discipline
Best Practices for Citizen Review Boards
Relationships Between the WPD, Human Resources, and Law Department Regarding Disciplinary Actions
View Our Progress
While the City of Wichita works toward reviewing and implementing these recommendations, staff has created a public dashboard, below, to keep residents informed on progress. Data will be updated regularly.