Community Member Survey

The Executive Directive 2016-2 directs the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) to submit a report that addresses public trust in law enforcement across the state. MCOLES is a state commission whose members represent law enforcement, prosecution, defense, labor, and the public.  The 19 commissioners set standards for the law enforcement profession in Michigan, including police selection, training, recruitment, and professional licensing.  The report will offer a set of recommendations to advance the quality of police-community relationships, training, and recruiting across the state.

This survey is one way for MCOLES to hear from local residents.  Each community has unique issues and your ideas are important.  Please take a moment and let us know how you feel.  Responses to this survey will be organized and evaluated by Commission members and your input will be included in the formal recommendations to law enforcement in Michigan.

We ask that your responses flow from this question: What steps can be taken to strengthen public trust and confidence in the police in your community?

* 1. How can the police work with you and your community to build strong and trusting relationships?

* 2. How much satisfaction do you have with police-resident relationships in your community?

* 3. How much dignity and respect do you feel the police in your area show you or your neighbors?

* 4. Do you know any officers in your community?

* 5. Do you feel a community member’s race or ethnicity affects the behavior of officers in your area?

* 6. What are your biggest safety concerns in your area? For example: crime, fear of crime, gangs, drug use, domestic violence, police response times, police visibility, officer behavior, etc.

* 7. What activities or programs in your community help build positive relationships between the police and residents?  Please tell us what you see that works.

* 8. What qualities or traits should your police agency look for when hiring and recruiting officers?

* 9. Do you feel the police officers in your area interact well with you and your neighbors?

* 10. Do you have any general comments you would like to share?

The below information will not be used to identify you personally. We are requesting this information to ensure that all groups and areas of the state are represented.

* 11. In what ZIP code do you live? Please enter a 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 48001 or 49971.

* 12. What is your gender identity?

* 13. What is your age?

* 14. Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Please choose only one.)

Please click "Done" at the bottom of the page and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts and comments!