Building Relationships of Trust

Thank you for participating in this short survey. Your contribution will help us improve our service to the community and make us more effective in the work that we do.

* 1. Have you had any direct interaction with a representative of the police department during the past year?

* 2. If yes, what was the nature of the most recent interaction you had with the police department?

* 3. Please indicate how familiar you are with the police department:

* 4. Do you know by name the officers who regularly patrol your neighborhood or business area?

* 5. Do you know the names of the police department's command staff (i.e., assistant chiefs of police, commanders)? 

* 6. What do you view as some of the noteworthy achievements of the police department over the last three years?

* 7. In your opinion, what are the three biggest challenges for the police chief?

* 8. In your opinion, what are three areas in which the police department could improve its performance or effectiveness?

* 9. From your perspective, how effective is the leadership of the police department?

* 10. Overall, I feel that my city is:

* 11. In my opinion, my neighborhood is:

* 12. How familiar are you with the principles of community policing?

* 13. Which of the following do you feel are the three most important elements of community policing?

* 14. Please rate the effectiveness of the police department's community policing efforts:

* 15. What do you think is the most important action the department could take to improve its effectiveness in addressing crime and improving community life?

* 16. In your opinion, how well does the police department prevent crime?

* 17. In your opinion, how well does the police department solve crime?

* 18. In your opinion, overall, violent crime in the city is:


Are you male or female?

* 20. Please indicate which of the following responses best describes your age:

* 21. Please indicate which of the following responses best describes how long you have lived in the city:

* 22. Please indicate which of the following best describes your race or ethnic background: 

* 23. Please list any community groups in which you are an active participant:

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey. Your input will be used to improve our police department's relations with the community.
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