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Purpose for Conducting the Elizabethtown Community Survey
The Elizabethtown Police Department wished to establish a baseline from which to measure its successes relating to fulfilling the community’s needs. In order to do so, it was decided to implement a community-wide survey to determine the following:
· Quality of life issues
· Attitudes toward police
· Recent experiences with crime in their neighborhood
The Police Department will use this information to develop strategies to address each of those above listed categories in such a way as to: build police/community trust, engage in deeper levels of problem identification and problem-solving, and to complement and assist in developing our five-year strategic planning document.
We ask that you to take a close look at the data and consider how it represents your perceptions of the three aforementioned categories. Furthermore, we invite you to send us your thoughts as they relates to the findings, and do so in such a way that we might use them to further enhance our service to the community.
Thank you for continued support in our efforts to provide quality service to each person who resides works or visits our community.
Tracy A. Schiller
Chief of Police
Elizabethtown Police Department
Click HERE for survey results.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. —Nationwide, police officials are joining forces and turning to social media to keep emergency workers safe on the roads.
Law enforcement across the country, including Kentucky, are getting behind a new safety campaign that's gone viral.
Log on to any social media platform and you'll find the hashtag "#moveover."
Photo after photo are tweeted and posted. Many of them are showing officers or their family members asking to come home safely from their shift.
"'Move over' means if you see a trooper or a police officer on the side of the road with a car pulled over, we want you to give them a little buffer room, as in a lane if possible," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory.
If traffic prevents drivers from moving over, police ask them to at least slow down.
The social media message began with the Tennessee Highway Patrol after a 25-year-old Nashville police officer was killed while working an accident on Interstate 65 last weekend.
"It happens more often than you think," said Gregory. "Over the years we've had several cruisers hit that were on the side of the road."
Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.
"Nationwide since 1988, there's been 150 policemen killed in that capacity," said Gregory.
There is a move over law. Kentucky legislators passed it in 2005 asking drivers to move over so law enforcement, emergency responders and utility trucks can do their job safely.
The hope is the new hashtag will bring new attention to that law and cause drivers to change their habits.
"It's a big movement and we're glad for it," said Gregory.
Drivers who break the move over law can be sited and fined.
Since Monday when the campaign started, hundreds of photos have been tweeted and posted on Facebook with the hashtag #moveover.