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 results of the Community Satisfaction Survey have been reviewed, and
we are pleased to announce the results of the public's opinion of the
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
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,
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SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Staff Sergeant Hazel O'Brien
Operational Policy & Strategic Planning Bureau