RCPD asking for public input through community survey
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Every three years, the Rapid City Police Department conducts a community-wide survey as part of their Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation. The RCPD has been CALEA-accredited since 1990.
The 2021 survey is now available online by clicking here. Input is needed from all members of the community.
The survey assesses the public’s view on the RCPD’s professionalism and public safety issues in the area.
“This survey-work is key to advancing public trust, stronger community service, and the development of more collaborative public safety initiatives,” says Dr. Rich Braunstein of the University of South Dakota’s Government Research Bureau. “More than a required element of CALEA accreditation, the 2021 RCPD Community Survey is necessary means for the community’s police department to acquire essential feedback from community members.”
Dr. Braunstein recently completed several face-to-face surveys with residents in Rapid City’s northside for the RCPD’s Community Building and Crime Reduction Program.
The survey will be available October 14 through October 28, takes roughly six minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous.