The Lloydminster RCMP recently put out a press release stating their online community survey had surpassed the entirety of last year’s survey in just one week.
This is good news, not just because it shows an increase in public interest, but because it also gives the police better tools to focus on the priorities that really matter to the city’s residents.
The RCMP credit the support of the city in helping get its messages across to the public as well as help from the media in doing the same.
Gathering this information from the community is important to the police because it gives a voice to those they are protecting and helps inform their decisions when coming up with their policing strategies.
They take the answers gleaned from the online community survey to senior management and discuss them when forming their annual performance plan.
The survey was active until yesterday at 4 p.m., so hopefully most of you will have taken the time to fill it out before reading this.
If not, however, you all still have two more chances to let the RCMP know what community issues you’d like them to focus on.
These chances come in the form of public consultative sessions, where you can show up in person and have your questions answered face-to-face by those in charge of the community policing.
Both sessions will be happening at the Legacy Centre, with the first one tonight at 7 p.m. and the second tomorrow at noon.
So if you missed the chance to fill out the online survey, go to the Legacy Centre and have your voice be heard.