Updated: May 1, 2013 1:37PM
Oak Forest residents responding to the Illinois Police-Community Interaction Survey reported that their interaction with the Oak Forest Police Department was satisfactory or very satisfactory.
“We are very excited to be participating in this project,” Police Chief Greg Anderson said. “Knowing how the public perceives their experiences with our officers is invaluable to having a better understanding of what we do well and what we need to improve.”
During the survey period, individuals who had encounters with Oak Forest police officers rated how they felt about the interactions.
The majority, 89.6 percent of the respondents to the survey, reported that they were either very satisfied or satisfied with the way they were treated by the officers during the encounter.
The department will continue to participate in the program over the next several months and encourages persons to participate by responding to the survey, Anderson said.
The goal of the survey is to collect data to help establish new benchmarks for excellence in policing and improve the quality of police services delivered to the community.
The Oak Forest Police Department is one of about a dozen Illinois communities to participate in the statewide program.
The IL-PCIS, administered by University of Illinois-Chicago’s Center for Research in Law and Justice, is funded by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice.
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