Police Siren

Clarksville police invites residents to take part in a survey about the  safety of the community and the department’s overall performance.

The survey can be completed at cityofclarksville.com/943/CPD-Community-Survey. The survey period started Sept. 15 and will continue through Oct. 31.

“We are asking citizens to take a few minutes to complete our survey about crime and policing in the city of Clarksville,” said police Chief David Crockarell. “This is designed to provide a current understanding of the perceptions and wishes of the community. The results are used to enhance policing services and to direct the department as we strive to provide the most responsive, cost efficient and compassionate police services possible.”

Crockarell also said survey answers are completely confidential, and the respondent’s identity will not be known. The survey also invites citizens' recommendations and suggestions for improvements

As part of Clarksville police’s accreditation process, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies requires the department to conduct such a survey at least every two years. CALEA officials said the survey should be used to ask specific questions about the quality of policing in the community and to measure how policing in the community affects public trust.

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