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GVPD Citizen Survey Results

Grass Valley Police Department  conducts an annual  Citizen Survey to gauge how well the Police Department is doing and to measure problem areas as determined by the public. Police Chief John Foster says it’s like a report card for the Department.
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Results of the survey indicate the community still considers drug abuse to be the most serious problem in the city followed by burglary , alcohol abuse, vandalism and domestic violence.
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Chief Foster says the occurrence of  burglaries has  slowed down  recently and he credits his department with a burglary clearance rate of  29.4 percent, well above the  national average for solving burglaries which is  15 percent.
Several respondents to the Citizen Survey provided additional remarks that will be handed to the appropriate Community Oriented Policing Program (COPP) block officers for follow up.   89.3 percent of the survey respondents indicated approval of overall public services with an “excellent” or “good” rating.

Link to Citizen Survey Results :

http://www.gvpd.net/download/2012_Citizen_Attitude_Survey_Results.pdf

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