You are invited to participate in a research study approved by Hilbert College IRB. In accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 203: New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, this study examines police responsibilities, trust, and collaboration with the community.
Participants will complete the survey via online platforms. Completion of the survey should take no longer than 15 minutes. Results of the surveys will be analyzed by the researchers and shared with members of the Department of Graduate Studies at Hilbert College and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Police Reform And Reinvention Collaborative Task Force.
THIS SURVEY IS INTENDED TO EXAMINE (ONLY) YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH MEMBERS OF THE ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, SPECIFICALLY THE CRIMINAL DIVISION/ROAD PATROL AND NOT POLICE “IN GENERAL.” This survey is anonymous and the information collected will only be used for fact-finding and gathering data purposes. The gathered information will help to identify key areas for improvement.
Completion of the survey will be used to study relationships between community members and the police. Final survey results will be available for public comment in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Collaborative Order. Survey results will provide the Erie County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Task Force and the Office of the Sheriff suggestions in efforts to provide a formal response to the Governor’s mandate, and make recommendations towards improving operations of the ECSO.
Respondents will not receive any form of compensation for their participation.
Participation in this study is voluntary. You may decline to participate in this survey. You may also decline to answer any question(s) in this study. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw from the study at any time. Participants will not be able to continue with the survey if they do not agree to participate.
Thank you for your participation in the survey!