Casper Police Department Wants Your Thoughts About Victim Services
The Casper Police Department wants to know your thoughts about a program for crime victims' needs and its policies, according to a news release from the city.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police awarded the department a Enhanced Law Enforcement Response to Victims grant in 2015.
Since then, the department and its victim services division have worked with community partners, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Office for Victims of Crime. The results will be used for programs and training for department officers and victim services providers.
They have attended and participated in conferences and training programs to support this initiative. The initial component of the project was a community survey published in October 2016.
Besides training, police Sgt. Mike Ogden said the department has done more to take care of victims from the time they report a crime to the time it hands over the case to the district attorney's office.
The department also created the "soft room," a comfortable place for officers and advocates to meet with domestic violence victims instead of talking to them in the stark interview rooms, Ogden said.
Now, the department wants to know your thoughts in a follow-up survey available until Sunday. The survey will help the department its its research partner St. Cloud (Minn.) State University to continue to monitor and evaluate public perceptions and experiences with officers and victim services providers.
Your responses will provide valuable feedback.
Surveys are available at the following link at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Caspersurvey2018 or at https://casperpolice.org/2018/11/28/casper-police-community-survey/
The Casper Police Department's work will continue after the research partner finishes analyzing the results of the survey, Ogden said.
"When all that stuff comes back we're going to find out what we've done really good, some things we can do better, and we'll continue to improve on those things," he said.