Police to Conduct Neighborhood Surveys

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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.

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 in January and February of 2012.

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 1000-1200 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.  The surveys will take place on; January 18 at 5:00 p.m., in the First Precinct, January 25 at 5:00 p.m., in the Second Precinct, February 1 at 5:00 p.m., in the Fourth Precinct., February 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Third Precinct.