Law Enforcement Survey

Purpose of Survey
Every year, thousands of officers face the loss of their career  as a result of conduct that could have or should have been stopped by other officers. This survey seeks data on law enforcement's willingness to intervene in the actions of officers who appear to be involved in conduct that could cost them their career or their freedom. It seeks data on harassment that you may have experienced, sexual and/or otherwise, that contributes to job stress.  It seeks data on supervisory and management support of whistle blowers. The survey seeks to determine if there is a significant difference in how often different genders perceive how often they have experienced events that would have authorized the use deadly force but chose not to.
The survey contains basic demographic questions designed to evaluate how age, gender, race, education, employment requirements, years of service, agency size, location, duty assignment, fear of retaliation, agency support, supervision and technology might impact ethical decision making and job satisfaction in law enforcement agencies.
Sponsorship
The survey is sponsored by The International Ethics and Leadership Training Bureau, LLC. You can view their website at https://ieltb.com.
Reporting Concerns
If at anytime during or after participating in this study you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the researcher, Michael Quinn at mike@ieltb.com or Cell: (612) 402-8829.
Survey Anonymity and Confidentiality
The International Ethics and Leadership Training Bureau, LLC regards the confidentiality of survey data to be of utmost importance. We want to assure you that your responses are completely anonymous. Responses cannot be traced back to the respondent. No personally identifiable information is captured unless you voluntarily offer personal or contact information. Additionally, your responses are combined with those of many others and summarized in a report to further protect your anonymity.
Voluntary Participation
Any participation in a research study is completely voluntary. You are free to decline to participate for any reason. You may also stop participating at any time or refuse to answer any individual questions. Even after you complete the survey you can choose not to submit it. To stop participating click on "Exit This Survey" at top of page.
Survey Results
Survey results can be obtained by contacting Mike Quinn at mike@ieltb.com.
Feedback
Persons completing the survey will receive a link to an abridged 3rd edition of Walking With the Devil: The Police Code of Silence. The Promise of Peer Intervention. 

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1. What is your age?

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2. Are you an honorably discharged armed forces veteran of the United States or Canada?

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3. Are you male or female?

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4. Which race/ethnicity best describes you? You are allowed more than one choice.

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5. What is your gender identity?

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6. Do you have relatives who are in law enforcement?

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9. How many people currently live in your household?

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10. How physically healthy are you?

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11. Which of the following best describes your current relationship status?

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12. How many years have you worked in the field of criminal justice or law enforcement?

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13. What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have completed?

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14. Which of the following best describes the field in which you received your highest degree?

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15. How much total combined money did all members of your HOUSEHOLD earn last year?

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16. What is your rank? Check all that apply to your current assignment.

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17. What is your current assignment? Check all that apply.

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18. Do you have in-car video cameras in your work vehicle?

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19. How many sworn officers in your department?

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20. Would an officer in your agency expect you to intervene if they were using excessive force?

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21. Would you expect other officers to intervene if you were using what they perceived as excessive force?

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22. Can you remember an incident when you failed to intervene in another officer's excessive use of force?

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23.  Do you know of any instance in your agency where an officer reported another officer for racial profiling?

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24. Have you ever voluntarily reported excessive force by another officer to a supervisor?

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25. Have you ever voluntarily reported another officer for making false statements in a report?

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26. Have you ever personally challenged another officer for making a false statement in a report?

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27. In your opinion, are there circumstances where it is acceptable to be less than honest (not telling the whole story or lying) in your testimony in order to protect another officer from an excessive force complaint?

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28. Do you think your immediate supervisor would support a decision by you to intervene with force in a case where you believed the actions of the other officer were illegal or unethical?

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29. Has your supervisor ever intervened in your actions but not documented the intervention?

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30. Would you expect an officer in your department to be retaliated against for reporting the excessive force of another officer?

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31. In your opinion are there circumstances where it would be OK to lie in a report or at trial to secure a conviction?

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32. Can you imagine a scenario where you would intervene in the actions of a higher ranking officer if you thought their conduct was unethical?

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33. Have you completed 24 or more hours of critical incident response training?

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34. Have you ever verbally intervened in another officer's use of force when you believed the force was excessive?

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35. Have you ever physically intervened to stop what you believed to be excessive force by another officer?

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36. Have you ever verbally intervened in the actions of another officer in order to stop what you believed was illegal or unethical conduct?

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37. Do you believe your agency supports officers intervening in the actions of other officers to prevent misconduct?

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38. Do you believe your immediate supervisor would support you if you intervened in the actions of another officer where you believed the actions were unethical or illegal?

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39. Have you ever witnessed a law enforcement officer intervening with force to stop the misconduct of another officer?

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40. Have you ever witnessed an officer verbally intervening in another officer's use of force?

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41. Bsed on your experience, would an officer in your agency suffer retaliation from other officers if they voluntarily reported illegal or unethical behavior on the part of another officer?

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How likely would officers in your department be to report excessive force by another officer if there was no complaint from the victim?

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43. Has another officer, other than your field training officer, ever physically intervened to correct your use of force with a suspect?

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44. Has another officer, other than your field training officer, ever verbally intervened to correct your use of force with a suspect?

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45. Has another officer, other than your field training officer, ever physically intervened to correct your use of language with a suspect?

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46. Has another officer, other than your field training officer, ever verbally intervened to correct your use of language with a suspect?

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47. Other than during training or a learning opportunity in your field training program, has another officer ever verbally or physically intervened in your actions because they thought you were using or about to use too much force?

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48. Would you rather work with a male or female partner?

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49. Do you believe you have the option to NOT enforce some laws based on the circumstances?

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50. Are you willing to arrest another officer for drunk driving"

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51. Do you believe you would be criticized by your coworkers if you arrested a law enforcement officer for drunk driving?

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52. Do you believe your supervisor would support you if you arrested another officer for drunk driving?

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53. Rank the following qualities you believe are most important in a law enforcement officer, 1 being the most important and 10 being the least. 

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54. Have you ever failed to do what's right because the price you would pay for doing the right thing would be too high?

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55. Have you ever felt like you were being stalked by a supervisor?

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56. If you had been held strictly accountable for every mistake you made during your first year on the street, would you still have a job today in that agency?

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57. In your experience, do you think other officers have ever assisted you with physically subduing a suspect in a deliberate effort to mitigate your use of force?

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58. Have you ever done something, intentionally or unintentionally,  that could have cost you your job but other officers covered for you?

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59. Have you ever kept quiet about misconduct you were made aware of by another officer?

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60. Have you ever joked about suicide with other officers without really intending to follow through?

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61. Have you ever been asked for sexual favors from another officer with whom you were not in a relationship?

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62. Have you ever been told by a supervisor or field training officer that you didn't belong in law enforcement? Check all that apply. 

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63. Have you personally experienced any of the following incidents where you would you have been justified in using deadly force but chose not to use deadly force? Check all that apply.

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64. In your experience, have you ever assisted another officer in subduing a suspect in a deliberate effort to mitigate their use of force?

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65. Have you ever deliberately used what you believed to be deadly force to stop a threat? Do not include events where you did not believe you were using deadly force at the time but it was judged deadly force after the fact. 

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66. Do you believe law enforcement officers are at greater risk today than they were 10 years ago?

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67. Have you ever felt like you were being stalked by another officer?

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68. In the last 5 years has someone in your family asked you to leave law enforcement?

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69. In the last year, have you considered leaving law enforcement because you felt cops are being judged unfairly?

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70. Rank the following items according to the amount of stress they create for you with 1 being the most stress and 10 being the least of the items listed. Read all the items before you assign a number please. 

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71. Which of the following behaviors are forbidden by policy in your department but are ignored by some officers (not necessarily you) because they are seldom held accountable for them? Check all that apply. 

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72. Do you believe you are being adequately compensated for your services when you include department benefits,  pension, health coverage, and salary?

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73. In the last five years have you considered leaving law enforcement because it has become too dangerous?

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74. If you are considering leaving law enforcement in the next 5 years check all responses that apply to you.

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75. If you have considered leaving law enforcement in the last five years, what was the reason? Check all that apply. 

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76. Do you believe you receive adequate training in firearms?

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77. Would you like to receive more training in dealing with mentally ill persons?

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78. What is the ideal rank or position you wish to achieve before your retire or leave law enforcement?

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79. Do you expect to work for more than one agency during your career?

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80. Has the unethical conduct of other law enforcement officers ever motivated you to seek employment at another agency?

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81. If you wish to receive a summary of the results of this survey and a free abridged Epub version of Walking With the Devil: The Police Code of Silence, 3rd Edition,  please enter an email address.This information will not be linked to your survey. It will be used solely to send results. Your email will not be shared with anyone outside the International Ethics and Leadership Training Bureau, LLC. 

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