The Maui Police Department has posted a new “Citizen’s Survey” online, and they want you–yeah, YOU–to fill it out.
“We encourage the public to participate in this survey to assist the Department in improving services to the community,” stated a Sept. 1 MPD news release.
It’s part of a move by the department to “improve services” throughout the county. “In the interest of improving services to the community, the Maui Police Department is conducting this citizen survey to evaluate public attitudes and opinions pertaining to the level of law enforcement services provided,” states the survey itself. “The results will be used to identify specific ways to better serve the community.”
And the department insists that the public need not fear retribution for their honesty. “No attempt will be made to match your answers to your name,” states the survey. “You will remain anonymous unless you wish to identify yourself.”
Here are some sample questions taken directly from the survey:
How safe do you feel in your neighborhood?
How many times have you had contact with an MPD employee in the last year?
Based on your personal contact with MPD, did the employee treat you fairly?
Overall, how satisfied are you with the attitudes and behavior of MPD employees towards citizens?