OPP release results of 2012 Community Satisfaction Survey

ORILLIA, ON, Dec. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - During the early months of 2012 citizens from across the province were randomly selected and asked to participate in a survey to measure public opinion about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) delivers to communities throughout the province.

The results of the Community Satisfaction Survey have been reviewed, and we are pleased to announce the results of the public's opinion of the OPP's service.

The survey revealed that over 95.8 percent of Ontarians feel 'safe' or 'very safe' in their communities. A majority of respondents indicated that they feel safe when travelling on Ontario's provincial highways, and that they were satisfied with the visibility of the OPP's marine and ATV patrols.

Distracted driving has become a recent focus as part of the OPP provincial traffic enforcement initiative.  When it came to survey questions about whether they would likely use a hand-held device while driving, 66 percent said they would never do it, and 24 percent said they were 'not likely' to do it.  Three percent said they do it all the time.

On average, respondents living in areas primarily policed by the OPP and receiving all police services were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the services provided by the OPP.

The information that was collected from the public will be useful in helping the OPP set goals and objectives to improve on the services it delivers to communities throughout Ontario.

The surveys are done throughout the province annually, and further surveys will be conducted again during the Spring of 2013.

To view a copy of the complete OPP Community Satisfaction Survey 2012, go to:

ENGLISH:  http://www.opp.ca/media/2012_Provincial_Report_Final_EN_August_28_2012.pdf

FRENCH:  http://www.opp.ca/media/2012_Provincial_Report_Final_FR_December_6_2012.pdf

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SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police

For further information:

Staff Sergeant Hazel O'Brien
Operational Policy & Strategic Planning Bureau
Phone: 705-329-6161