Police Department Launches Public Survey

5/20/2013 - The Police Department is conducting an online survey of Portland residents to gauge public perceptions of crime and overall safety throughout the city. Our mission includes maintaining a safe city by working in partnership with the community. This survey allows us to reach out to the people that matter most and learn how we are doing. Information gathered will be used to help guide the department in our crime reduction efforts, community policing initiatives, and ways to strengthen relationships within the community.

The survey is only 40 questions and takes just a few minutes to complete. It is available by going directly to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PortlandPD or clicking links on the city website (www.portlandmaine.gov), Police Department webpage, or the Portland Police Department Facebook page.

We thank the University of New England, School of Social Work, and Dr. Thomas McLaughlin. UNE has been a partner in this effort, assisting with formulating the survey questions and agreeing to host and provide analysis of the results. Without their assistance the survey would not be possible. UNE’s ongoing support and contribution to our city is greatly appreciated.

To provide information anonymously, community members may contact us by text, internet, or phone.

Mobile phone users can text the keyword “GOTCHA” plus their message to 274637 (CRIMES).
Submit tips by going to the Portland Police Department website:
www.portland-police.com and clicking "Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip.”

Anonymous phone tips can be left on the Department’s Crime Tip line:
207-874-8584.

Nicole Clegg
Director of Communications
City of Portland
389 Congress Street, Room 208
Portland, ME 04101
office: 207-756-8173
cell: 207-272-4477