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Community Survey on Public Safety and Law Enforcement

  1. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  2. 1. To what extent does the Sherman Police Department develop relationships with community members (e.g. residents, organizations, groups)?

  3. 2. To what extent does the Sherman Police Department regularly communicate with community members (e.g. websites, e-mails, or public meetings)?

  4. 3. To what extent does the Sherman Police Department make it easy for community members to provide input (e.g. comments, suggestions, and concerns)?

  5. 4. To what extent does the Sherman Police Department work together with community members to solve local problems?

  6. 5. Community policing involves officers in your law enforcement agency working with the community to address the causes of crime in an effort to reduce the problems themselves through a wide range of activities. Based on this definition, to what extent do you think the Sherman Police Department practices community policing?

  7. SAFETY

  8. 6. Please select the three (3) issues you think are the greatest problems within Sherman?

  9. 7. To what extent do you feel safe in Sherman when you are outside alone during the day?

  10. 8. To what extent do you feel safe in Sherman when you are outside alone at night?

  11. 9. Over the last 12 months, to what extent have your feelings of safety in Sherman increased, decreased, or stayed the same?

  12. PROCEDURAL JUSTICE

  13. 10. To what extent do officers from the Sherman Police Department treat people fairly?

  14. 11. To what extent do officers from the Sherman Police Department show concern for community members?

  15. 12. To what extent are the Sherman police officers respectful?

  16. 13. To what extent is the Sherman Police Department responsive to the concerns of community members?

  17. 14. To what extent do you trust the Sherman Police Department?

  18. 15. If you had contact with an officer from the Sherman Police Department during the past 12 months, to what extent did the officer sufficiently explain his or her actions and procedures?

  19. PERFORMANCE

  20. 16. To what extent is the Sherman Police Department effective at proactively preventing crime?

  21. 17. To what extent is the Sherman Police Department addressing the problems that really concern you?

  22. 18. To what extent are you satisfied with the overall performance of the Sherman Police Department?

  23. CONTACT AND SATISFACTION

  24. 19a. How many times in the past 12 months have you had contact with the Sherman Police Department for traffic issues (e.g. citation, warning, or vehicle crash)?

  25. 19b. With reference to question 19a, to what extent are you satisfied with your interaction(s) with the Sherman Police Department for traffic issues?

  26. 20a. How many times in the past 12 months have you had contact with the Sherman Police Department for 911 emergency calls?

  27. 20b. With reference to question 20a, to what extent are you satisfied with your interaction(s) with the Sherman Police Department for 911 emergency calls?

  28. 21a. How many times in the past 12 months have you had contact with the Sherman Police Department for non-emergency calls (e.g. to report a crime or suspicious activity)?

  29. 21b. With respect to question 21a, to what extent are you satisfied with your interaction(s) with the Sherman Police Department for non-emergency calls?

  30. 22a. How many times in the past 12 months have you had contact with the Sherman Police Department for other contacts or interactions (e.g. attend a community meeting or talk to an officer on patrol)?

  31. 22b. With respect to question 22a, to what extent are you satisifed with your interaction(s) with the Sherman Police Department for other contacts or interactions?

  32. DEMOGRAPHICS

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  34. 24. What is your gender?

  35. 25. Are you Hispanic or Latino?

  36. 26. What is your race?

  37. 27. What is your age group?

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