The Regina Police Service wishes to inform the public about an upcoming public survey, from August 15to September 14, 2011, designed to gather feedback on several topics related to public perceptions of the Regina Police Service and crime in our city.
To maintain objectivity and reduce bias, the survey was designed by two professors from the University of Regina and will be conducted by Arcas Research and Consulting. Regina residents will be randomly selected, using postal code information and the majority of potential respondents will be contacted by phone. There will also be a small percentage of residents contacted in door-to-door surveys. Anyone working for the Regina Police Service or living with someone who currently works for the Regina Police Service will be excluded. Arcas Research and Consulting employees will identify themselves and, in the case of in-person visits, will display identification with the logo of the company, as depicted below.
The purpose of the survey is to gain information about public perceptions of police and crime. The questions will relate to six general topics: police effectiveness; police responsiveness; visibility and presence of police; fear of crime; trust and confidence in police; and, where applicable, perceptions of the police service centres located in Regina’s Central District. 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. The Regina Police Service encourages residents provide their feedback if contacted for this survey.
Any member of the public who has concerns or questions about the survey may contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 and their call will be directed appropriately.