The Regina Police Service wishes to notify the public of an upcoming public survey, beginning Tuesday, September 5th in Regina. The Community Perceptions of the Regina Police survey is designed to gather feedback on several topics related to public perceptions of the Regina Police Service and crime in our city. In recent years, the Regina Police Service has commissioned the Community Perceptions Survey every two years. Previous survey reports (2011, 2013, 2015) can be found on the Regina Police Service website.
To maintain objectivity and reduce bias, the survey was designed, and the results will be analyzed, by two professors from the University of Regina. Starting after the long weekend, on September 5th, Prairie Research Associates will be gathering the survey data by randomly selecting Regina residents’ phone numbers – both landlines and mobile phones – using postal code information. The callers conducting the survey will identify themselves as Prairie Research Associate employees. Respondents will be asked a number of questions about public perceptions of police and crime. The questions will relate to topics such as: police effectiveness; police responsiveness; visibility and presence of police; fear of crime; trust and confidence in police; and perceptions of the Service’s use of social media. The Regina Police Service wants to reassure residents that this is a legitimate survey and part of the Service’s ongoing commitment to gather public input in an objective manner. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary, but the Regina Police Service encourages residents to take the opportunity to provide their feedback if contacted for this survey. Anyone working for the Regina Police Service or living with someone who currently works for the Regina Police Service will be excluded.
Any member of the public who has concerns or questions about the survey may contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 and their call will be directed appropriately. The Regina Police Service would like to thank citizens, in advance, for their time as well as their input into our practices and processes. Our goal is to ensure we are aligned with the priorities of the community while we strive to provide exceptional service. The results of the Community Perceptions Survey will be made public in early 2018, through presentation to the Board of Police Commissioners and at www.reginapolice.ca , upon completion of the final report.