JAMESTOWN – City of Jamestown officials have released preliminary data from a survey asking residents for input on law enforcement and its role in the community as part of the New York State Police Reform.
The survey was presented to 480 people, ranging from home owners to business owners. Nearly 300 people responded to a question asking them for their thoughts on what the Jamestown Police Department’s role is. Their thoughts varied from protecting the community to not having a definitive answer.
The respondents were asked to pick up to ten services listed that they believe are most beneficial. Investigating crimes again and performing narcotics investigations were the top two picked, according to the data.
The survey also asked people for their thoughts on how Jamestown Police can best improve policing and build better relationships. Those who took the survey were allowed to pick up to three options. Performing community outreach and establish and build relationships with schools and youth were the top two options selected.
Members of the Jamestown City Council Public Safety Committee are expected to review the data, according to the agenda for the Committee’s Thursday meeting. In addition, the agenda says that the committee will create stakeholder groups and discuss the next steps that the legislative body will take.
The meeting will not be open to the public, but the stream can be found on the City’s official website.
The full survey can be found here:
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