Confidence in Police and public safety perceptions up
November 8, 2010, 1:16 pm
Public trust and confidence in NZ Police has increased for the second year in a row.
Results from the annual NZ Police Citizens' Satisfaction Survey show public trust and confidence has increased from 72 percent in 2008/09 to 75 percent in 2009/10.
The Citizens' Satisfaction Survey has been conducted for Police annually since 2008, by independent research company Gravitas Research & Strategy Ltd. The survey provides an ongoing measure of trust and confidence in Police and an assessment of people's perceptions of safety. The 2009/10 results are based on 9311 interviews, drawn from a combination of a targeted sample of people who had called the Communications Centres and a random sample of the general public.
Police Acting General Manager of Development, Kevin Kelly says the survey results are very positive and reflect the ongoing effort and commitment of Police staff around the country to provide the best possible service to their communities.
"You hear a lot of anecdotal commentary about Police service and commitment, but these results provide an independent and ongoing measure of how the public perceives us," he says.
"It is great to see the results reflec