WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -A nearly 125-page just-released report says there's a toxic and unhealthy work environment within the Wichita Police Department. It also recommends changes.

KAKE News talked to a local activist about what they're saying about the report.

Tracey C. Mason Sr. KAKE News is optimistic about the changes that could be made. However, he questions how soon it will happen.

“We've been here before. They stated a lot of things that need to be changed. A lot of areas that need improvement. But this is something we knew already,” said Tracey C. Mason Sr., a youth Advocate.

Tracey Mason Sr says the findings in the Jensen Hughes report are not groundbreaking to him.

“From what I’ve read from was there's a lot of complaining for people whose getting paid to be professional protectors and serves of this community. And if that's all that's going on in that culture, how do you change that culture,” said Mason Sr.

On Monday City leaders held a press conference breaking down the report and answering questions. Wichita Police Chief Joe Sullivan says this report will serve as a road map for the department, and that he will continue making changes.

Mason says he'd like to see community policing in Wichita.

“Personally, I would like to see more professional officers acting professionally in Wichita. They're held to a higher standard so they should carry themselves to a higher standard,” said Mason Sr.

Joe Sullivan says he absolutely agrees.

“Every single member of this department regardless of rank, regardless of assignment, whether or not their commission's or professional staff has a responsibility to perform community policing, meaning to address citizens in every single encounter with respect and fairness,” said Wichita Police Chief Joe Sullivan.

And, the new chief says he's already taken action.

“I've instituted many changes, including those in internal affairs and the way that investigations are conducted and making sure that internal affairs report directly to me and to no one else,” said Sullivan.

So does Mason agree with the direction the chief wants to move in?

“I would like to say yes because if people follow procedures and policies and be professionals you'll definitely have good outcomes,” said Mason.

The President of the Wichita Branch NAACP Larry Burks released a statement tonight saying in part:

“We're reading the report now and will comment. I will be asking the city manager and the police chief for us NAACP to have representation on the panel they will convene.”

The Fraternal Order of Police also released a statement saying in part:

We are in the process of reviewing the document in full with an open mind. After we review the document, we look forward to negotiating with the City of Wichita.

Now in the coming months, all eyes will be on City Manager Bob Layton and Police Chief Joe Sullivan on when they improve things.