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updated: 7/5/2012 4:03 PM

Huntley survey to measure police department's effectiveness

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How's the Huntley Police department doing when it comes to serving and protecting the village?

If you live or work in town, the department wants you to answer that question as part of a survey that the department is using for its annual self analysis.

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"We are asking for citizen input and are strongly encouraging every citizen to fill out a survey, even if they have never needed police services," Deputy Chief Todd Fulton said via email. "We feel this is a great way to improve our services."

Business owners are invited to take the survey as well.

Authorities say the 19-question anonymous survey will help the department improve its services.

Among other questions, the survey asks how many times you've had contact with the department in the past year, how safe you feel in Huntley, whether you've been the victim of a crime in town. The department has been conducting the surveys for at least three years.

"We just get a better understanding of what the people want," Fulton said. "If we see an area that officers may need a little bit of work in or a little bit of training in, the surveys are meant to do that."

The results will be used internally, but officials are considering releasing them to the public, Fulton said.

The survey is available online now, through the end of July. If you don't have a computer, you can pick up a print version of the survey at the police department, 10911 E. Main St.

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