The Cherokee Police Commission invites you to take this "Community Survey on Public Safety and law Enforcement." It will take approximately five minutes of your time and is completely confidential. Your participation will help the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) law enforcement agencies improve their services, processes, and reputation.

The survey is designed to gather opinions and experiences from members of its community. The survey assesses five key components that involve your local law enforcement agencies:

- Community Involvement
- Safety
- Procedural justice
- Performance
- Contact and satisfaction

You may come into contact with multiple law enforcement agencies, but please answer the questions thinking only about the law enforcement agencies within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians jurisdiction. Whether you are policed by a sheriff's office, a municipal or regional police department, or another type of agency , the term "law enforcement agency" is used throughout the survey to refer to the local EBCI law enforcement agencies.

Please indicate your response to each item by selecting the appropriate answer based on your feelings, opinions, and experiences. You may skip any survey items you do not feel comfortable responding to or know how to answer, but we encourage you to respond to as many items as possible. This is not a test, and there are no right or wrong answers. Please answer each question honestly.

The "Community Survey on Public Safety and Law Enforcement" was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) with the support of ICF International and law enforcement experts.