Phase Two Report
On Aug. 8, 2015, Phase II culminated with a day-long Action Plan Proposal session at the ABQ Convention Center, involving participants of the Phase I dialogues, members of some of the Community Policing Councils, representatives of APD, and other community members.
For the purpose of creating Action Planning groups, the suggestions from the facilitators’ dialogue summary reports had been grouped into 3 different context-based topics prior to this event:
- Community Education
- APD/Community Communication & Collaboration
- Improvements to APD
Participants signed up for the topic group of their choice. Each topic group was provided with a list of the suggestions that emerged from the Phase I dialogues that related to their topic. The facilitators worked with the participants to prioritize the suggestions to arrive at the top three priorities from which to create Action Plan Proposals. In several cases, participants chose to combine some of the suggestions with other similar suggestions. Once the group’s priorities were determined, smaller groups were formed to work on an Action Plan Proposal for each prioritized suggestion or group of suggestions. This process resulted in a total of nine recommendations (3 groups with 3 recommendations each) with an Action Plan Proposal for each, which included Objectives and Strategies.