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Southwestern Regional Police Department
Wednesday March 27th, 2019 :: 05:10 p.m. EDT


Southwestern Regional Police - Citizen Surveys on the Way

(PICTURED - Windy Hill Members of Spring Grove volunteer their time by getting surveys ready for mailing)

The Southwestern Regional Police Department, our Police Board and in cooperation with York College of PA, we will be mailing out resident surveys in the near future. 
We believe that any good and progressive police organization seeks to better understand the satisfaction level of the services that they provide.  The purpose of this anonymous four page survey is to allow the recipient to quickly and easily fill-in the requested information and yet still be a valid tool to better understand the following:

  • The resident’s level of their fear of crime
  • The satisfaction level with their police agency
  • Likes and/or improvements from the residents’ perspective; and
  • Direct experiences that a resident may have had with an officer
The mailing will be from the police department and will advise “survey enclosed.” The postage paid survey will be returned to York College of PA.  The College graciously accepted this project.  Under the guidance of Prof. Kirsten Witherup, PhD., her students devised the survey and will develop and explain the results.
We ask that everyone who receives a survey, to please return the information promptly to the college.  Budget constraints do not allow us to send the information to every residence in our (4) municipal jurisdictions (Heidelberg, Manheim, and North Codorus Twp., and Spring Grove Borough), but enough will be sent to allow the school to make valid conclusions of the results.  Our department will announce when the results are complete and will share the information on our web site.
This project would not have been possible without the assistance of York College, Windy Hill Seniors in Spring Grove (who put the surveys and envelopes together), and the donated funds of our many community partners.  Thank you.

Southwestern Regional Police Department
6115 Thoman Dr
Spring Grove, PA 17362

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