Better Together and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF, a national research organization focused on critical issues in policing) are conducting an exploratory study to identify the “ideal” policing solution for the St. Louis region. The key purpose of PERF’s collaboration with Better Together is to examine the geographic and demographic characteristics of St. Louis City and County and, with extensive input from the community, develop an idealized policing strategy for St. Louis.

Better Together and PERF conducted seven town hall forums in January and February of 2015, with over 500 attendees. However, community members still have an opportunity to lend their feedback to this study as PERF and Better Together are hosting ongoing focus groups. These small group discussions focus on a wide-range of topics about policing across the region. If you would like to participate in an upcoming focus group, or have a suggestion of a group we should hear from, please email us at [email protected] .

If you are unable to attend any of our forums but want to share your vision for the future of policing, visit and let us know what you think!