The Sisseton Police Department and Roberts County Sheriff's Office were recently awarded funds for the implementation of body worn cameras. The purpose of this survey is to collect community members' thoughts regarding body worn cameras. We are interested in your thoughts related to police behavior, body-worn camera policies, privacy, and expectations. Your thoughts and opinions on this process are much appreciated. The questions regarding demographics are to ensure that the information collected is fully representative of the makeup of our community.

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* 1. In what ZIP code is your home located? 

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* 2. How old are you?

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* 3. In this section, we would like to learn your general views on the implementation of body-worn cameras in the Sisseton Police Department and Roberts County Sheriff Office. Please choose your response to the following statements.

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The use of body worn cameras by City and County officers is a step in the right direction to increase trust with community members. 
Body worn cameras on City and County officers will help secure convictions in my community.
A City or County officer should be able to view (not edit) the video from their body worn camera prior to writing a report. 
A City or County officer who approaches a person in a public space (a sidewalk or store) should be required to tell that person that their body worn camera is recording.
A City or County officer who enters a person's home should be required to tell the people present that their body worn camera is recording. 

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* 4. Please indicated the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about County or City law enforcement officers.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
City and County officers act professionally when interacting with the public.
I trust the City and County officers in my community.

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* 5. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following about the body-worn camera program that will be implemented locally.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
Body worn cameras should be worn by all City and County officers in each department.
The benefits of City and County officers having the body worn cameras outweigh the costs.
Body worn cameras will reduce the number of citizen complaints against City and County officers.
City and County officers should record all encounters with community members.

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* 6. This section addresses your perceptions about how citizens will react to City and County officers wearing body-worn cameras. Below, please indicate by checking the box whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements about body-worn cameras.

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Citizens will be more respectful knowing a City or County officer is wearing a body worn camera.
Using body worn cameras will deter witnesses from speaking with the City or County officers.
Citizens will be less likely to file complaints against City or County officers using body worn cameras.
In general, citizens will feel that the cameras are an invasion of privacy.
Body-worn camera footage should be used by community members, police, and the courts to develop public safety solutions.
I support the use of body worn cameras by City and County law enforcement officers.

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* 7. Please indicate by checking the box whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree with the following general perception about body worn cameras .

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The use of body camera equipment used by City and County officers will be well received by the community.
The use of body worn cameras by City and County officers will increase public trust.
Body worn cameras will increase the safety of City and County officers.

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* 8. Have you personally had an interaction with a Sisseton Police Officer or a Roberts County Sheriff's Deputy?

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* 9. If yes, what type of interaction did you have (If multiple, indicate the most recent interaction).

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* 10. How would you best describe your opinion of Roberts County Sheriff's Office and Sisseton Police Department's law enforcement officers?

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