Your opinion counts!

As the recruitment process begins for Oak Park’s 13th Chief of Police, residents, business owners and individuals who work here are invited to share their views on the attributes they believe should be considered among candidates. Under Oak Park’s council-manager form of government, the Village Manager appoints the police chief. With the community’s help, recruitment materials will be developed and a candidate search process initiated. The search process will include a competitive examination, background screening and reference check of qualified candidates. A small number of finalists will be interviewed by several panels representing the community and its leaders, youth, internal Village leadership and the Village Manager.

Please complete this survey by Sunday, September 23.

Please check the top three qualities you feel the next Oak Park police chief should possess in order to be successful.

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* 1. Please check the top three qualities you feel the next Oak Park police chief should possess in order to be successful.

What issue would you advise the Police Chief to focus on during his or her first year on the job?

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* 2. What issue would you advise the Police Chief to focus on during his or her first year on the job?

What would you like potential candidates to know about the Police Department?

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* 3. What would you like potential candidates to know about the Police Department?

In what ways do you expect the Police Chief to engage with community members in order to maintain confidence and trust?

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* 4. In what ways do you expect the Police Chief to engage with community members in order to maintain confidence and trust?

How concerned are you about the following situations in Oak Park during day-time hours?

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* 5. How concerned are you about the following situations in Oak Park during day-time hours?

  Not concerned Concerned Very concerned
Biking in Oak Park
Children being exposed to drugs
Children walking/biking in Oak Park
Driving through Oak Park
Having your home burglarized
Illegal parking near your home
Walking within Oak Park
How concerned are you about the following situations in Oak Park during night-time hours?

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* 6. How concerned are you about the following situations in Oak Park during night-time hours?

  Not concerned Concerned Very concerned
Biking in Oak Park
Children being exposed to drugs
Children walking/biking in Oak Park
Driving through Oak Park
Having your home burglarized
Illegal parking near your home
Walking within Oak Park
Have you had any contact with the Oak Park Police in the past three years?

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* 7. Have you had any contact with the Oak Park Police in the past three years?

If you had contact with the Oak Park Police, were you treated professionally, with dignity and respect?

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* 8. If you had contact with the Oak Park Police, were you treated professionally, with dignity and respect?

If you called the Oak Park Police for any reason in the past three years, how quickly did they respond?

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* 9. If you called the Oak Park Police for any reason in the past three years, how quickly did they respond?

Is the Oak Park Police Department responsive to your needs?

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* 10. Is the Oak Park Police Department responsive to your needs?

Would you hesitate to call the Oak Park Police Department for assistance?

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* 11. Would you hesitate to call the Oak Park Police Department for assistance?

Overall, how well do you feel the Oak Park Police Department does in providing services to the community?

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* 12. Overall, how well do you feel the Oak Park Police Department does in providing services to the community?

Do you ... (check all that apply)

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* 13. Do you ... (check all that apply)

What is your age?

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* 14. What is your age?

The person completing this survey identifies as...

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* 15. The person completing this survey identifies as...

Any other comments you wish to share?

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* 16. Any other comments you wish to share?

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