By Wyatt Earp | October 6, 2011
Personally, I think this policy is as useless as teat on a nun.
The Schenectady Police Department is conducting surveys of the people it tickets, arrests or assists in an effort to improve service to the public. Schenectady Police Chief Mark Chaires on Wednesday urged people to participate in the survey, which he called “a report card” on how the law enforcement agency is performing its duties and how it can improve services.
Survey questions include whether police clearly explained the reason for a stop and how satisfied the person was with how they were treated.
This would be a pretty good initiative if it were more limited in scope. As it stands, the results from those arrested will skew the data. People who have been arrested are not too fond of the police, especially immediately afterward. Their survey results will reflect that.