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Review of Police Service Delivery for the Sambro Loop

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Review of Police Service Delivery for the Sambro Loop

(Monday, July 10/2000)-- Residents of the area including Herring Cove to Sambro and back to Harriettsfield, known as the "Sambro Loop", have been contacted by phone recently as part of an HRM Police Commission review of police service delivery in the area.

This telephone survey, being conducted by the Research Department Incorporated, is a key element in the review of police service delivery. The review was requested by Halifax Regional Council and follows the general terms of reference for such studies established some time ago.

The first phase of the study, which began in early June, includes compilation of a basic inventory of information on the existing community and police services, as well as surveys of resident, business and other stakeholders.

The object of the first phase is to identify community issues, if any, regarding the delivery of police services in the area. The area is now policed by the RCMP. Further phases of the study will be determined following completion of Phase 1, after consultation with HRM Council.

The telephone survey included such topics as general satisfaction with police service; perceived responsiveness and ability of police in the community; key crime concerns; and police participation in community activities.

The results of the survey will be released to the community, in conjunction with reporting to Council. HRM appreciates the time taken by residents in the Sambro Loop area to respond to the telephone survey for this study.

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For additional information re: the Review of Police Service Delivery for the Sambro Loop, please contact:

Brian Smith
Halifax Regional Municipality
(902) 490-6605