Yonkers PD asks public to evaluate its performance in survey
The Yonkers Police Department is launching a public opinion survey for a second time in as many years to get some feedback from the people they serve.
Police Commissioner Charles Gardner credits the department's success on its lower crime rate to its give-and-take relationship with the community.
“We want to hear your concerns,” he says. “Are there things we are doing well? Are there things we can do better? The more information we get, the better we can provide service to the community.”
In last year’s survey, the department received an 80 percent approval rating. The survey highlighted the public's desire for greater victim outreach efforts, improved business community relations and more focus on traffic law complaints.
Commissioner Gardner says they have addressed those issues in a meaningful way.
“The more information and feedback we're getting, the better we can allocate our resources,” he says.
The public opinion survey is available online and around the city. The public has about six weeks to weigh in.