ABSTRACT

Conducting Community Surveys: A Practical Guide for Law Enforcement Agencies   [open pdf - 184KB]

From the Introduction: "The widespread adoption of community policing across the nation has increased the interest in law enforcement agencies' conducting community surveys. Many police engaged in community policing want to know 'how we're doing' from the citizens' perspective. Community surveys provide descriptive information that goes beyond the traditional measures of police workload, arrest activity, reported offenses, and calls for service. Besides, since community police officers are trying to be responsive to community concerns, any complete measure of success would have to include asking the members of the community themselves. Community surveys at a city-wide or county-wide level can be designed to provide police with reliable feedback from citizens about perceptions of police performance. In addition, these surveys collect information about criminal victimization, residents' views about crime, and their willingness to report crime to the police. From a police management perspective, these surveys collect information about the most effective approaches to dealing with crime."

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1999-10
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Public Domain
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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: https://cops.usdoj.gov/
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