Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Neighborhood Survey Results

Neighborhood Survey Results

Boise, March 14, 2005 – Boise Police Chief Michael Masterson will release detailed results of the Boise Police Department’s 2005 Neighborhood Survey tonight to the City Council.

Copies will be available to reporters attending the council briefing, or at after 6:00 p.m. this evening.

Who: Police Chief Michael Masterson, Mayor and Council

What: 2005 Neighborhood Survey Results

Where: Foothills Room, 1st Floor, Boise City Hall

When: Tonight, Pre-Council meeting, approx 5:40 p.m.

Background: In general, the survey shows citizens are satisfied with their feelings of security in their neighborhoods, and are also satisfied with the services they receive from their Police Department.

The survey does reveal some areas of concern for residents; namely traffic and general neighborhood appearance.

The survey was distributed by BPD Neighborhood Contact Officers last summer. It is the first “customer” survey done by the department in, at least the past decade. Of 1,200 surveys distributed, the department received more than 400 responses from residents of 17 different neighborhoods.

The survey is not scientific, but meant as a communication tool between the department and it’s customers, the citizens of Boise.