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Hello, our names are Dr. Joey Budd and Dr. Dale Wilson.  We are Associate Professors of Criminal Justice at Campbellsville University.  We are currently studying crime and community issues in Simpsonville, Kentucky.  In conducting this research, we believe it is important to know the views of the citizens to fully evaluate these issues. 

            Your participation in this research is voluntary and all answers will remain anonymous.  We ask that you answer each of the questions below; however, if you feel uncomfortable answering any question, simply leave it blank.  The completion of this survey will be taken as your consent to participate.  To protect your privacy, DO NOT write your name or other identifying information anywhere on this survey.  Questions regarding the conduct of this research may be directed to Dr. Susan C. Howell, IRB Administrator, Campbellsville University, (270)789-55279 schowell@campbellsville.edu.  Please return the completed survey to the city hall or you can go online to http://www.cityofsimpsonvilleky.com and complete the survey.  We ask that you only complete one survey, but anyone in your household over the age of 18 may complete a survey.

 

Instructions:  Please circle/check the appropriate answer.  Spaces are provided where you may write comments, which will be of value and are welcomed.  The survey is also available online at the City of Simpsonville’s website -- http://www.cityofsimpsonvilleky.com/ Please complete only 1 survey per.

* 1. How safe do you feel in your neighborhood?

* 2. If you witnessed a crime being committed, would you report it to the Simpsonville Police Department?

* 3. Please indicate your level of trust in the Simpsonville Police Department.

* 4. On average, how many times during the day week do you see the police department patrolling your neighborhood?

* 5. Overall, what grade would you give the Simpsonville Police Department?

* 6. In the past 2 years, have you been a victim of a crime within the City limits of Simpsonville?

* 7. If you answered yes to question 6, did you report the crime to the Simpsonville Police Department

* 8. If you reported the crime, were you satisfied with the manner in which the officer handled the situation?

* 9. If you were not satisfied with the manner in which your interaction with the Simpsonville Police Department was handled, please indicate why.

* 10. In the past calendar year, have you requested to speak with an officer for any reason?

* 11. If you answered 'Yes" to question 10, approximately how long did it take the officer to respond to your call?

* 12. In your opinion, what are the 3 most occurring crimes in the City of Simpsonville?  Please select at least 3.

* 13. Please add any ideas or suggestions you have for the Simpsonville Police Department to provide better service to the citizens of Simpsonville.

* 14. Over the past 6 months, have you had any interaction that was initiated by the Simpsonville Police Department such as a traffic stop, interview, etc.?

* 15. If you answered yes to question 14, what was your overall impression of this interaction? Please explain.

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