On June 12, 2020 Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 203 establishing the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, which requires every police department within New York State to develop a police reform plan through a collaborative process involving community participation. This survey is one element of the overall effort to obtain your input to assist the Village in developing its plan for the Hamilton community. All individual survey responses will be kept confidential. Thank you for participating.

Please answer as many of the questions in the survey as you can. We ask you to complete the survey by February 1, 2021.
1. What do you feel is the role of HPD within the Community?
2. What services performed by the HPD do you feel are most beneficial to the Community?
3. How satisfied are you with the level of HPD engagement and understanding of the Community?
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4. If you feel improvement is needed, how can the HPD and the community more effectively engage and build trust with one another? (Select your top 3 choices)
Most important
Second most important
Third most important
Foot and/or bicycle patrols
Community outreach meetings
Citizen advisory boards and committees
Partnership with community constituent organizations and/or faith institutions
Partnering with schools and students
Other (please describe below)
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If you selected "Other" above, please describe that here:
5. What is your general perception of the HPD leadership and officers?
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If you have had any specific interaction with an HPD officer, how would you describe your experience?
6. Is the HPD sufficiently aware of and responsive to the rights and concerns of racially and socio-economically diverse constituent individuals within the Community?
7. Do you feel that there is a need for greater transparency and accountability with respect to law enforcement within the Hamilton Community?
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If you answered yes to question 7 above, how would you recommend improvement in those areas?
8. Have you had any personal involvement with a member of HPD that you found unsatisfactory in any way? Such instances could include, but would not necessarily be limited to: traffic or other stops or arrests based upon race or ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or religion; and/or other forms of unprofessional behavior.
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9. Which of the following do you believe are appropriate use of force measures to be exercised by HPD in the course of detaining and/or controlling suspects and/or in exercising self-defense? Check those that you favor.
10. Do you favor the use of vehicle dash cameras and/or body cameras by HPD?
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Please tell us about yourself. Do you reside within the Village of Hamilton?
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b. What is your age?
c. How do you identify racially / ethnically?
d. What is your gender identity?
e. Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community?
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