The Salem Police Department is conducting this survey to better understand how its residents feel about crime, safety and the performance of the Police Department. This is your chance to help us learn more about how you view your neighborhood. We will use your answers to improve the Department. Your responses are strictly anonymous.

* 1. What Neighborhood do you live in?

* 2. How long have you lived here?

* 3. How safe do you feel?

  Very Safe Safe Somewhat Safe Somewhat Unsafe Unsafe
In your neighborhood during the day
In your neighborhood during the night
Downtown during the day
Downtown during the night
Driving throughout the city

* 4. How great of a problem do you feel the following issues are in your neighborhood?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Important This problem does not exist in my neighborhood
Abandoned Cars
Absentee Landlords
Alcohol/Public Drunkeness
Domestic Violence
Drug Dealing
Gangs
Graffiti
Inconsiderate/Disruptive Neighbors
Homeless/Vagrants
House Breaks
Motor Vehicle Breaks
Parking Issues
Trash/Littering
Traffic/Speeding
Unsupervised Youth/Loitering

* 5. How would you rate overall crime in your neighborhood?

* 6. In the past year do you feel crime in your neighborhood has:

* 7. Have you had Contact with the S.P.D. in the last 12 months? If yes, please indicate which members you have been in contact with (mark all that apply).

* 8. Has your contact with the Police been:

* 9. If you had contact with our personnel who answer the phones, please answer the following question. If not, please skip this question. If you've had more than one contact please consider the most recent incident. How would you rate our personnel who answer the phones?

  Yes No
Knowledgeable
Professional
Responsive
Concerned for your well being
Helpful
Sensitive

* 10. If you have contact with our Police Officers Please answer the following question. If not, please skip this question. If you have had more than one contact please consider the more recent incident. How would you rate our Police Officers?

  Yes No
Knowledgeable
Professional
Responsive
Concerned for your well being
Helpful
Sensitive

* 11. If you have had contact with the Salem Police Officers please rate the following responses

  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Not Sure
The police responded quickly when I needed them
The police in my neighborhood have listened to what I have to say
The police were courteous and respectful
The police were approachable

* 12. In general, Please tell us how you feel about the Salem Police Officer

  Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree
I am happy with police service in my neighborhood
The Salem Police are visible
The police try to build relationships with residents
The police enforce the traffic laws

* 13. Do you see enough police around in each of the following areas?

  Yes No
In cruisers
On foot
On Bicycles
At community events
At neighborhood meetings

* 14. Over all how would you rate the Salem Police Department?

* 15. Do you feel the Salem Police provides ample information to the community regarding crimes, crime prevention etc?

* 16. Which One of the following sources do you rely on most to obtain information regarding police-related information (e.g. crime, events or programs)?

* 17. We want to improve the services that we provide to the City. Please provide us with any information or suggestions that will help us do a better job of serving you (500 character limit)

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