To further gather input from the public, the Advisory Panel has created this survey to increase its knowledge about the public’s position as it relates to  relationships between them and the  Orange County Sheriff's Office , and to provide input for what will ultimately be  Orange County's Police Reform Plan.  By completing this survey, you are informing the panel with invaluable information. Most importantly, you are ultimately participating in the formulation of that Plan.  It is essential that members of the public give their opinions. We urge to ensure that your opinion is counted!

The information from this survey along with input from a series of public meetings will be used for the final Plan.

This survey is completely anonymous unless you state or decide otherwise. We guarantee that your identity will never be associated with your answers unless you want to give your name.

Thank you for your help in submitting this survey.

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* 1. Have you ever had an interaction with the Orange County Sherriff’s Office?

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* 2. In the past 2 years, has the Orange County Sheriff's Office stopped you for a Traffic Violation?

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* 3. In the past 2 years has the Orange County Sheriffs’ Office investigated you regarding committing a criminal offense?

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* 4. If you answered yes to questions one (1), and your interaction was within the last two (2) years, was the nature of your interaction with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as a victim to any crime which, it was your understanding, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was investigating?

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* 5. In the past 2 years, the Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to assist you because of a domestic or family dispute?

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* 6. What do you think about this statement: "The Orange County Sheriff's Office treats people fairly."

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* 7. How do you feel about this statement: “The Orange County Sheriff’s Office does a good job fighting crime?”

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* 8. How do you feel about this statement: "The Orange County Sheriff uses a system of community policing well." 

"Community policing" is a system where the police work closely with community members to solve problems together. The goal is for the police and the public to work together to prevent crime and solve problems in the community.

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* 9. In the past 2 years, have you needed to call Orange County 911 for any reason?

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* 10. IF your answer to question 9 was "yes", how do you feel about this statement: "The 911 operator was polite and respectful, and helped me with my emergency."

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* 11. In the past 2 years, have you needed to call 911, but felt worried or hesitant to do so for any reason?

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* 12. In the past 2 years, have you had to call 911 for help because you or another person were in a mental health crisis?

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* 13. How do you feel about law enforcement being sent to respond to people in emotional distress or experiencing a mental health crisis?

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* 14. How do you feel about law enforcement being sent to respond to people with drug or alcohol use problems or who have overdosed?

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* 15. How do you feel about this statement: "The Orange County Sheriff's Office treats people from all walks of life with equity and equality."

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* 16. Do you think the Orange County Sheriff's Office needs more education, awareness, and/or training? This could include a better understanding of implicit bias, people's culture, personal identity, or backgrounds; communication skills; etc.*?

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* 17. What things do you think the Orange County Sheriff's Office does well?

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* 18. What do you think the Orange County Sheriff's Office could do better?

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* 19. What is your age group?

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* 20. What is your preferred language?

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* 21. What is your race or ethnicity? (Check all that apply.)

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* 22. Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community?

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* 23. What is your gender identity?

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* 24. What sexual orientation best describes you?

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* 25. What are your pronouns? (Check all that apply.)

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* 26. Are you a member of the US military, either past or present?

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* 27. What is your current religion, if any?

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* 28. What is your work or job standing, if any? (Check all that apply.)

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* 29. What is your highest degree or grade completed?

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* 30. What best describes your current marriage status?

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* 31. Are you a parent or responsible for / raising any children?

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* 32. In what City /Town/ Village do you live?

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* 33. Any information that you give in this survey will only be used to help the Advisory Panel achieve its mission.

Your answers will REMAIN ANONYMOUS unless you want to share your contact information below. This choice is entirely yours.

We welcome your input, whether anonymous or not. Understanding this, do you wish to share your name?

If yes, please do so.

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* 34. Some answers may lead us to have follow-up questions about your experiences or opinions. Are you willing to receive follow-up communication about your answers?

If so, what form of communication would you prefer (email, phone call, mailing, etc.)?

Please provide your contact information below if you wish to do so. Again, you may REMAIN ANONYMOUS if you prefer.

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* 35. There will be 3 live forums for the public to discuss reform recommendations for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Would you be interested in attending?

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