Lower Saucon Township is seeking citizen input to assist in the selection process for the position of Police Chief.

* 1. In your opinion, from the following choices listed below, what are the top five most important priorities the Lower Saucon Township Police Department should focus on? Please rank your top five, with "Most Important" being your most important choice, "2nd Most Important" being your second most important choice, and so on.

  Most Important 2nd Most Important 3rd Most Important 4th Most Important 5th Most Important
Responding to calls for service
Crime Prevention
Crime Reduction
Maintaining public order
Promoting police-community partnerships and collaborations
Drug and alcohol enforcement
Neighborhood problem solving
Traffic enforcement
Working with young people
Other (please specify below)

* 2. In your opinion, how safe is Lower Saucon Township compared to other communities? (Select only one)

* 3. In your opinion, from the following choices listed below, when selecting a new Police Chief, what are the top five attributes that should be considered? Please rank your top five, with "Most Important" being your most important choice, "2nd Most Important" being your second most important choice, and so on.

  Most Important 2nd Most Important 3rd Most Important 4th Most Important 5th Most Important
Integrity
Accountability
Leadership
Credibility
Problem Solver
Justice
Professionalism
Diversity
Vigilance
Civic-Focused
Other (please specify below)

* 4. In your opinion, with respect to leadership, from the following choices listed below, what are the top five most important leadership qualities our next Police Chief should possess? Please rank your top five, with "Most Important" being your most important choice, "2nd Most Important" being your second most important choice, and so on.

  Most Important 2nd Most Important 3rd Most Important 4th Most Important 5th Most Important
Communications
Development of staff
Problem solving
Community-oriented policing
Understanding of diverse communities
Modern policing practices
Accessibility to the community
Diplomacy
Civic-focused
Other (please specify below)

* 5. The new Police Chief will be required to immediately balance priorities between the department and the community. Please rank the top five activities from the list below that you feel should be an immediate focus for the new Police Chief, with "Most Important" being your most important choice, "2nd Most Important" being your second most important choice, and so on.

  Most Important 2nd Most Important 3rd Most Important 4th Most Important 5th Most Important
Connecting with the officers of the Police Department
Improving police training
Forming partnerships with community groups
Reviewing all the policies of the department
Building relationships with other law enforcement agencies
Developing a plan to accelerate the use of body cameras
Interfacing with the business community
Other (please specify below)

* 6. Considering the qualifications of the next Police Chief, please rank your top five, with "Most Important" being your most important choice, "2nd Most Important" being your second most important choice, and so on.

  Most Important 2nd Most Important 3rd Most Important 4th Most Important 5th Most Important
Staff development/leadership
Track record of reducing crime
Crisis management experience
Years of executive-level experience
Experience working with other jurisdictions
Budgeting
Level of education
Other (please specify below)

* 7. Are you a Lower Saucon Township resident?

* 8. If you are a Lower Saucon Township resident, select your zip code, otherwise choose N/A.

* 9. Are you employed by a business within Lower Saucon Township?

* 10. What is your age?

* 11. What is your gender?

* 12. Are you a student?

* 13. Is there anything else you think the Township should consider when hiring the next Police Chief?

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