Results of policing survey released
The Dr umheller P olicing committee ha s r eleased t he results of it s sur vey lo oking at t he c ommunity’s pr iorities for p olicing, and it sa w s ome small shif ts compared to previous years.
The Mail reported in its February 1 e dition, t he P olicing Committee w as out tr ying t o garner in put f rom t he c ommunity on wha t it b elieves are t he p olicing pr iorities f or the c ommunity. Chair of t he committee F red Makowe cki says while much of the priorities remained consistent there were a few differences.
“Last ye ar an ything r elated to traffic w as close to the top, and now we ar e s eeing mor e about br eak and en ters and theft f rom vehicles,” said Makowecki. “That is wha t t he community said, but one ha s to ask themselves if that is perception. If you ar e on s ocial media every day, there is often someone show ing a tr uck or trailer that’s stolen.”
He said there was a great response to the survey this year with about 510 responses.
“It is really amazing,” he said, adding t hat t he eng agement has b een building ye ar over year.
He explains after their push through F ebruary f or p eople to engage with the survey, they crunched t he n umbers’ and presented t hem t o t he c ommittee.
Makowecki said t he ne xt step is the report will be given to the Drumheller RCMP and the p olice w ill u se t he r esults of the survey, along with other sources, to outline its policing priorities. Makowe cki plans to present the report to the Drumheller Town Counc il in the near future.