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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Norfolk Police Department Launches Community Assessment Survey

A community-based approach to addressing safety concerns.

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Police Department is taking a community-based approach to understand the most pressing concerns around safety, the root causes of violence, and the effects of crime by releasing a Community Assessment Survey. The purpose of this survey is to hear directly from residents and to develop policies that enable city administration to implement community-based programs and services that address violence in Norfolk.

The survey asks residents questions about an array of topics, including perceptions of safety in Norfolk, experiences in their neighborhoods, experiences with crime, perceptions of police, and use of community resources. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and is open to Norfolk residents of all ages.

All data collected from the survey will be analyzed by researchers in the Center for Crime, Equity, and Justice Research and Policy (CCEJRP) at Christopher Newport University (CNU). All responses will be protected and only accessible to research analysts in CCEJRP. The results from the survey will be presented to Norfolk officials in a final report constructed by CCEJRP research analysts that will guide future violence intervention efforts.

The survey is available online and in print. Englishand Spanish versions are available.

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