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Department of Public Safety

Survey

The Department of Public Safety (Public Safety) is asking for your assistance by taking a few minutes to complete the following survey. This survey is anonymous and secure.

In December 2012, Governor Cuomo signed legislation designating the Security Department as a sworn peace officer agency in the State of New York. The Department then evolved from the Security Department to the Department of Public Safety. Public Safety is a hybrid department staffed by Peace Officers and Public Safety Officers all wearing dark blue uniforms. Sworn Peace Officers are identified by shirt badges.

Peace Officers have authority by law to initiate arrests and now handle many of the incidents at the University previously handled by the Rochester Police Department. We believe this relatively new status lets Public Safety provide the University community with more efficient and effective levels of service.

Our objective is to measure the effectiveness of the Department of Public Safety and with this survey we can measure the quality of the services we provide, gauge community satisfaction, and use the information to improve services and develop future programs.

Your input is a valuable tool for us to gauge customer satisfaction and help us improve our delivery of service. Thank you for your help.

1) Please tell us about yourself:


17 or Under 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Age:

Male Female
Gender:

Resident
Student
Off Campus
Student
Faculty/Staff Patient Visitor Alumni Other
I am:*

River
Campus
South
Campus
Eastman
School
Medical
Center
Off-Site
Property
Other
My affiliation is with:*

2) The nature of your contact with Public Safety:
(Please select all that apply)

Victim of Crime / Incident Request for Information
Witness to Crime / Incident Lock Out Assistance
Suspect in Crime / Incident Attended Safety Program
Visited Public Safety Website Medical Assistance - MERT
Safety Escort Suspicious Person / Activity
Alarm Response Reported Violation of UR Policy
Other

3) Please rate your experience with Public Safety Office / Medical Center ID Card Office Staff:
Question Not Applicable

Very
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied Neutral Satisfied Very
Satisfied
Not
Applicable
Helpfulness of staff
Demeanor of staff
Length of wait for in-person help
Helpfulness of written information
Helpfulness of verbal information
Helpfulness of Dispatcher
Overall competence of employee
Knowledge of staff and ability to help


4) Please rate your experience with Public Safety Patrol Uniformed Staff:
Question Not Applicable

Very
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied Neutral Satisfied Very
Satisfied
Not
Applicable
Officer's response time
Officer's communication skills
Officer's competence
Officer's courteousness
Officer's knowledge
Officer's professional appearance
Value of service provided
Officer followed up on my complaint


5) Please rate your experience with Public Safety Investigators:
Question Not Applicable

Very
Dissatisfied
Dissatisfied Neutral Satisfied Very
Satisfied
Not
Applicable
Investigator's competence
Investigator's courteousness
Investigator's communication skills
Investigator's knowledge
Investigator's professional appearance
Investigator's demeanor


6) I witnessed a crime or violation of a University policy but did not report it because:
Question Not Applicable

I was fearful of retaliation
I did not want to get in trouble myself
I did not want to get my friend or coworker in trouble
I just did not want to get involved


7) How many times have you had contact with a Public Safety Officer in the past year:

0 1-2 times 3-4 times 5-6 times 7-8 times 9+ times Unk

8) How many times have you accessed Public Safety services in the past year:

0 1-2 times 3-4 times 5-6 times 7-8 times 9+ times Unk

9) Based on your recent contact:

Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
Public Safety treated me fairly
Public Safety members were helpful in resolving my problem
Public Safety members were attentive to my problem
Public Safety members showed concern for situation
Public Safety members explained actions
Public Safety members offered solutions or alternatives


10) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about Public Safety’s effectiveness on campus:


Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
I would discuss my personal safety with a member of Public Safety
Public Safety bulletins are beneficial and timely
Number of blue light phones are adequate
Public Safety Educational Programs are adequate
University lighting is adequate
I feel safe at the University
I feel supported by Public Safety
I have trust and confidence in Public Safety


11) Please add comments or any suggestions about how the Department of Public Safety can better serve the University Community:




Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey!

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