The Regina Police have released the results of the 2017 Community Perceptions survey.
The survey, done bi-annually, shows the community’s trust and faith in the police service in a variety of categories, including fear of crime, visibility and quality of service.
On the whole , the survey showed overwhelmingly positive results. However, there also showed areas where work is needed, specifically as it regards to Indigenous peoples, where several people expressed they didn’t feel the police were responsive to their ethnic groups.
Evan Bray says one of the most prominent things they can do to change that perception is just to keep interacting with them and the community.
“Number one, it absolutely involves community outreach,” said Bray. “It’s something we do on a regular basis, working with community groups, trying to build those good, positive relationships.”
Bray says developing relationships with the community is the key to further gaining more trust.
He points out an event like the most recent Coffee With A Cop, helps to show residents their committed to interacting, listening and to serving Regina.
“We have to look after the city as whole, but we have to be responsive to individuals needs as well, as that’s by providing an entire and complete service to the city.”
Bray stated on the whole, he’s pleased with the survey, as it shows Regina Police are on the right track and he’s looking forward to making even further improvement.
If you want to review the full results of the survey, you can find it on the Regina Police website.