Cops to Hamden: “How We Doing?” Residents Surveyed on Police Response, Other Issues

Cops to Hamden: “How We Doing?”     Residents Surveyed on Police Response, Other Issues

An ongoing survey finds that Hamden residents are strongly supportive of bicycle patrols, walking patrols and police substations in the town’s neighborhoods.

About 66 percent of the respondents have “very favorable” or “favorable” opinions about the department’s Police Bicycle Unit.

About 58 percent has a “very favorable” or “favorable” view of the walking patrols.

More than half – or about 55 percent have either a “very favorable” or “favorable” opinion of the impact police substations are having on neighborhoods.

Forty percent of the respondents have “very favorable” or “favorable” rankings of the two newest substations in town – in the Highwood and Mount Carmel neighborhoods.

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More than 1,000 people have responded to a survey grading the town’s police department on how it is doing.

Other findings in the survey, find respondents believe the most important aspects of the police department are, in order by percentage: criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, crime prevention programs, alcohol/drug enforcement, assisting motorists, accident investigation, victim services, park patrols, community service officers, school resource officers, senior citizen safety, and employment fingerprinting.

The survey was powered by surveymonkey.com.