From a City of Piedmont press release on Sept. 29:
The City of Piedmont and Piedmont Police Department ask residents to help us better understand how we can best engage the community around public safety by completing a brief online survey. Residents can also share their perspective in person at the next Public Safety Committee meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5.
The survey aims to build on high levels of engagement at both the Police Department quarterly report to City Council on Sept. 18 and a Sept. 27 Community Town Hall on Public Safety, where Piedmont Police Chief Jeremy Bowers reviewed recent crime statistics and discussed the Department’s strategies to address current trends.
For those who were not able to attend, copies of the presentations from both events and video of the City Council discussion are available online:
• Video: Police Department Quarterly Report, 2nd Quarter 2023
• Presentation: Police Department Quarterly Report, 2nd Quarter 2023 (PDF)
• Presentation: Community Town Hall on Crime in Piedmont (PDF)
Survey responses will help shape future safety communications
The short, four-question survey asks:
• what type of information you want to receive
• how often you want to hear from safety officials
• what sources you rely on for news about public safety in Piedmont
The survey also includes an opportunity to share open-ended feedback about other ways you would like to be connected with Piedmont Police about community safety issues.
Responses will help City and Police officials better understand how we can support residents through communication, whether that’s keeping you informed about crime data, offering insight into the behind-the-scenes work Police do daily to enhance crime prevention both now and in the future, or providing additional guidance on personal safety or neighborhood organizing.
The survey is available HERE and will remain open through Oct. 26.