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Dunkirk Police conducts community survey

OBSERVER Photo by Jo Ward The Dunkirk Police Department is currently doing a community survey.

Dunkirk Police are conducting a survey to measure the community’s level of trust in the police department according to a post on their Facebook page.

The post states the department is looking to gain the community’s view on the effectiveness of certain policing strategies, as well as collecting any negative feedback. They’re hoping to use this information to help gauge the community’s satisfaction overall with the department.

The survey is in response to an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 12 which charged that “each local government must convene stakeholders for a fact-based and honest dialogue about the public safety needs of their community. Each community musi envision itself the appropriate role of the police.”

The focus of the survey is to help eliminate racial inequities in policing strategies, policies, procedures and practices to better address that particular needs of communities of color, to promote public safety, improve community engagement and to foster trust.

Various comments on the Facebook post read the “DPD, FPD, CCSD and Troopers have and always will be top notch. If there is a problem they get it resolved quickly and safely,” said Jonathan Muscato.

“Best officers anyone could ask for. They handle mental health calls with the most respect and domestic violence incidents also,” added Mindee Brooks.

Most other comments echoed these sentiments. The anonymous survey is available for two weeks and began Dec. 3. The department asks people to share the link with family, friends and community members and can be found on the Facebook page and shared from there.

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