As you know, the Chief of Police position in an important position within the Village.  The Village’s current Chief will be retiring in December 2021.  The Village Board has established a recruitment timeline and plans to have the new Chief on-board so that s/he can spend time with Chief Stiegemeier before his retirement.  The Village Board would like to receive input from it’s residents as we move through the recruitment process.

Thank you for participating in the Village of Maple Park Chief of Police Community Survey! We appreciate your time.  The results of the survey will be summarized and will be available as public record.  Please note that at the end of the survey you’ll be asked to provide your name and address, any summary data that is provided will remove any reference to the name and address of the participants so your identity remains confidential.

The survey is available on-line via the Village’s website and Facebook page; however, if you prefer to fill out the survey on paper, hard copies will be available at the Administrative Office of the Village and at the Maple Park Library.  If you complete a hard copy of the survey, please drop it off during normal business hours or place it in an envelope and then in the drop box where you drop your water bills.  We’ll enter the data into our survey tracker so you’re input will be included in survey results.  Also, if you know someone does not use a computer, please let me know about the survey and where they can obtain a hard copy.  Surveys must be completed by Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Again, thanks for your time and input!

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* 1. Please select five (5) of the following leadership qualities that you think are important in selecting a Police Chief:

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* 2. Which type of leader should Maple Park have as its Police Chief?  Please select five (5).

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* 3. Please select three (3) personality qualities or traits below that you feel are the most undesirable for the next Chief of Police for Maple Park?

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* 4. Please select five (5) of the following qualifications that you think are important when selecting the next Police Chief.

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* 5. The new Chief of Police will need to immediately balance the priorities of the Maple Park Police Department and the community.  Please select five (5) of the following potential priorities that you deem the “Highest Priority.”

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* 6. Do you feel that the Police Department performs effectively?  Please rank on a scale of 1 (Not effective) to 5 (Very Effective).  Please select one (1).

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* 7. Do you feel the Police Department focuses efforts and recourses on community needs and priorities?  Please rank on a scale of 1 (Not responsive) to 5 (Extremely responsive).  Select only one (1).

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* 8. What is your opinion on the Police Department’s efforts at communication and community outreach with residents and other stakeholders of the Village of Maple Park?  Please rank on a scale of 1 (Completely Lacking) to 5 (Positive and effective).  Select only one (1).

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* 9. In your opinion, how safe is the Village of Maple Park compared to other communities?  Select only one (1).

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* 10. What are the top three (3) challenges you think the new Police Chief will face?  List your answers in the order of importance.

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* 11. What are the top three (3) things you hope the new Police Chief will accomplish within the Police Department?  List your answers in order of importance.

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* 12. What best describes your age?

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* 13. Gender

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* 14. Are you a, please select up to three (3):

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* 15. Name and Address Information:

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