2013 Rochester Police Department Community Survey

Project overview 

The Rochester Police Department is committed to providing citizens with exemplary service. Community feedback is a crucial component to the Department’s mission of Policing in the Spirit of Service. In order to ensure that the RPD is meeting the community’s needs and expectations, it has asked the Survey Research Institute (SRI) at Cornell University to gather your input through a phone survey. Providing your opinion and views helps to build a “report card”, and lends insight for establishing goals that will shape the future of RPD and help it better serve the City of Rochester.   Spirit-of-Service-logo 

When will the survey take place?

SRI will begin making survey phone calls to Rochester residents on November 7, 2013.  

Purpose of the survey 

The project intends to get a better understanding of how the community views public safety in the city as well as views on the staff of the Rochester Police Department.  

The survey seeks to gain community input in the areas of:

  • perceptions of safety,
  • professionalism of the police department, and
  • community engagement.

Why should you participate in the survey? 

  • Because it is your opportunity to voice your opinion on matters that directly affect your neighborhoods and quality of life.
  • It is a chance to anonymously share your input.

Please note, there are no monetary incentives associated with this survey.  

Who will be called to participate in the survey? 

SRI will call a random sampling of city residents to be surveyed.

What if I am not called but still want to participate?

If you are not called, you will be able to complete an online version of the survey as an alternative way to share your input with the department. Please note, however, that the online survey results will only be used to provide the department with additional information and will not be used in SRI’s final data analysis.

Participate in the online survey  

Results of the phone survey 

Results will be published in a final report that will be available in Spring 2014.