Town of Blooming Grove Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Survey

Pursuant to Executive Order 203, Governor Cuomo directed all municipalities in New York State to submit a plan with suggestions on how to improve services and increase trust between the police and the community. To that end, the Town of Blooming Grove Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee (BGPRRC) is conducting a survey designed to gather feedback and gauge the public’s experiences and opinions of the Blooming Grove Police Department (BGPD) We want to hear from members of our community who live and work here about your experiences and opinions regarding the Blooming Grove Police Department.  The survey will be open to responses beginning on February 22, 2021 at noon and close on March 15, 2021 at noon.  There are no right or wrong answers. Please answer each question honestly. We ask participants to consider events from the last five (5) years when answering questions about past experiences. 

Thank you and we appreciate your input?

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* 1. Do you live in the Town of Blooming Grove?

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* 2. What best describes your gender identity?

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* 3. What is your age group?

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* 4. Which best describes you?

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* 5. Please choose the top three functions that are important to you in regards to policing:

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* 6. Listed below are several statements about the Blooming Grove Police Department (BGPD). Please indicate the answer that most closely reflects your opinion. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement provided, please select “Not Applicable”. 
I feel safe where I live.

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* 7. I would like to see an increased presence of the Blooming Grove Police Department where I live.

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* 8. Overall, I am satisfied with the services of the Blooming Grove Police Department.

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* 9. Overall, I trust the BGPD.

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* 10. The BGPD proactively works with the community to improve public safety, solve local problems and advance community goals.

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* 11. In the last 5 years, I have been stopped in my vehicle by the Blooming Grove Police Department:

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* 12. In the last 5 years, I have been stopped by the Blooming Grove Police Department for a non- vehicle-related purpose:

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* 13. The Blooming Grove Police Department clearly explained to me why I was stopped, engaged, and/or detained.

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* 14. Did you agree with the reason provided for your stop?

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* 15. Have you called the BGPD for yourself or for someone else who was experiencing the following:

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* 16. Do you believe BGPD should be responding to these types of calls?

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* 17. Listed below are several statements about the Blooming Grove Police Department (BGPD). Please indicate the answer that most closely reflects your opinion. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement provided, please select “Not Applicable”.
During my contact with the Blooming Grove Police Department, I was treated with respect and courtesy.

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* 18. During my contact with the Blooming Grove Police Department, the officer(s) listened to my concerns, explanation and/or version of events.

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* 19. In my interactions with the Blooming Grove Police Department, I was satisfied with how I was treated.

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* 20. Information about how the Blooming Grove Police Department serves the community is easily accessible online.

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* 21. There should be designated events for local residents to meet and to interact with officers of the Blooming Grove Police Department.

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* 22. In the past 5 years, I have contacted the Blooming Grove Police Department to complain, compliment and or share an experience and /or observation I had with an officer and/or the department.

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* 23. I believe the procedure for receiving comments could be improved upon.

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* 24. Are you aware that BGPD offers the option to file an anonymous complaint?

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* 25. Listed below are several statements about the Blooming Grove Police Department (BGPD). Please indicate the answer that most closely reflects your opinion. If you neither agree nor disagree with the statement provided, please select “Not Applicable”. 

I feel safe that I can file a complaint about a Blooming Grove officer and not experience retaliation.

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* 26. I believe a formal complaint filed against a Blooming Grove Police Department will be taken seriously and transparently investigated.

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* 27. I believe that everyone is treated equally by the Blooming Grove Police Department.

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* 28. I am likely to call the Blooming Grove Police Department if I need help.

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* 29. When I see Blooming Grove officers on patrol in my neighborhood (not responding to a crime) I feel safe.

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* 30. I am likely to call the Blooming Grove Police Department if I witness a crime being committed.

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* 31. I like the direction the BGPD is moving in.

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* 32. I feel respected by the Blooming Grove Police Department.

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* 33. Please share any additional comments as well as any suggested changes regarding your interaction with the Blooming Grove Police Department and your level of satisfaction:

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* 34. Please share any additional thoughts about Blooming Grove Police Department and its services.

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* 35. In the future the town may hold a series of focus groups to facilitate more in-depth discussion on the topics mentioned above.  Please share your email contact info if you would be interested in participating.

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