El Paso County Sheriff's Office Seeks Resident Opinion

July 30, 2021

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to participate in its upcoming survey. The survey is designed to provide a baseline of resident satisfaction with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office services and to make comparisons with communities across the nation.

The Sheriff's Office contracted with Polco/National Research Center, Inc., an impartial third-party firm that provides municipal governments with a low-cost, high-quality method to conduct community research. The National Police Services Survey™ (The NPSS™) helps strengthen community relationships, aligns resident and government priorities, and increases community safety. The survey includes questions on the quality of police services, public trust, diversity and inclusion, perceptions of safety, and communications.

A random and scientific sample of 5,000 households will receive mailed invitations to participate in the survey online. Their anonymous responses will be weighted and analyzed. The Sheriff's Office strongly encourages all households who receive the survey to respond, since the more responses are received, the more representative the results will be.

In addition to the survey of randomly selected households, the Sheriff's Office will also provide an online survey that all El Paso County residents will have the option to respond to. The online survey will be posted on the El Paso County website and promoted across social media channels beginning about three weeks from now.

About Polco/National Research Center, Inc. (NRC):
Polco is a public input technology company that helps to bring various community stakeholder groups together. Polco’s online civic engagement platform allows communities to gain insights through quality, civil, constructive, and inclusive civic participation. National Research Center is a leading research team, and a branch of Polco, who supports cities, counties, foundations and nonprofit organizations in using research to help communities thrive. Polco/NRC is the leader in the field of public sector research and evaluation, with clients from across the country and around the globe. The firm is comprised of a skilled team of social scientists who pioneered the development of The National Police Services Survey (The NPSS™) and continues to offer a suite of products designed to enhance the public voice and aid local decision-making.

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