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Police department conducts survey

The Suffolk Police Department is conducting a citizen survey this month.

“The Suffolk Police Department believes the citizens of Suffolk should be free from fear of crime and be comfortable in their neighborhoods,” a press release about the survey states. “Policing efforts are geared toward eradicating crime and removing such fear. The only way for Suffolk Police to know your level of fear, if any, is to have citizen feedback. “

The Suffolk Police Department is requesting citizen input in the form of an online survey through Feb. 28. This survey will help the department recognize its strengths and weaknesses.

The survey asks questions such as your perception of crime in your neighborhood, the way the police department has handled the events of the past year, what you feel the priorities of the police department should be, and more.

Additionally, the survey will ask if you have had any contact with a member of the Police Department in the past year. If you have, it is asked, but not required, that you provide feedback on that contact, the press release stated.

The link to the survey can be found on the Suffolk Police Department homepage at www.suffolkva.us/spd, or you can visit the survey directly at www.suffolkva.us/spdsurvey.

If you do not have a computer or access to a computer, you can pick up a copy of the survey from any Suffolk Police Department building.