The survey is intended to evaluate the public’s feelings of safety, strengthen connections between the police and those who live in the community and help the department obtain information on what is needed to improve safety in their neighborhood.
Starting today, April 3, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., Chief of Police Jim Cervera and members of his command staff, along with precinct police officers, will begin conducting citizen surveys in selected neighborhoods throughout the city.
Through the Mayor’s Action Challenge initiative, we hope to involve members of the community as we develop a plan to increase the number of Virginia Beach families that can enjoy their lives without fear of danger, injury, or damage.
Chief Cervera believes through the efforts of the Department’s Community Oriented Policing Officers, Crime Prevention and other members of the department, they should be able to interview 1500-2000 residents throughout the four police precincts.
In addition to completing the survey, police officers will be providing information pamphlets pertaining to Crime Prevention tips and other information to help citizens become more involved in their community. Police Officers will be conducting these surveys on the following dates and times; April 3 at 4:00 p.m., in the Third Precinct, April 17 at 5:00 p.m., in the Second Precinct, April 24 at 5:00 p.m., in the First Precinct and May 1 at 5:00 p.m., in the Fourth Precinct.