East Bridgewater-Chief of Police Scott Allen announces that East Bridgewater residents will be receiving in the mail a 2017 voluntary community survey of the East Bridgewater Police Department. The community survey was mailed out to all residents as part of a recent Town Treasurer’s Office mailing. Chief Allen is thankful to Treasurer/Collector Erica M. Flemming for collaborating with the department on this important initiative.
The Community Survey is being conducted in collaboration with the Bridgewater State University’s Department of Criminal Justice, who will assist the department in analyzing and evaluating the citizen submitted surveys. Chief Allen, who just completed his first year of service leading the department, has set as a department goal to develop a strategic plan that will shape the future of the department.
The surveys were designed to take only about five minutes to complete and can be submitted by either dropping them off at the police station, mailing them to the police station or scanning and submitting them via email to EBPDSurvey@ebmass.com.
As part of building this strategic plan, Chief Allen will be conducting an internal department survey , along with holding a “One-Day Community Planning Session”, which will be held sometime later in 2017 or early 2018. The Community Planning Session will entail an open, public session in which the Chief and department officers, along with community leaders and citizens will be invited to discuss the department, it’s police services, department and community goals and future vision for the department.