Posted on: June 8, 2017

The Galveston Police Department Wants To Hear From You


As they strive for increased community policing relations and efforts, GPD is asking citizens to complete online survey. 

(GALVESTON, TX) June 6, 2017 – The Galveston Police Department Mission Statement outlines and justifies the importance of community policing efforts. The ever-changing job of law enforcement, especially on the local level, is only fulfilled when it’s philosophy and efforts are centered around the community it serves. For that reason, the Galveston Police Department is conducting a survey through the month of June to gather information from residents to help improve their policing efforts.

“The survey will gather extremely important and useful information for our department,” Captain Joshua Schirard, Operations Bureau Commander of GPD, said. “Only through our residents valued opinion, and those of their neighbors, can we fully understand identify the problems we need to further address and/or prioritize.”

The survey is designed to measure the citizens’ perception of crime, crime priorities and their perception of the Galveston Police Department and its officers’ performance.

Survey categories include areas such as public safety, residents’ impression of the department, personal contact and satisfaction with officers’ and demographics.

The data compiled at the end of the survey will be assessed by GPD administration and shared with citizens. Police will collaborate with specific neighborhoods to address individual priorities.

 “The focus is on the community and working with concerned and responsible citizens in an effort to realize the standards of living that are ideal for peaceful and prosperous living for everyone,” Schirard said. “Thank you for your time and opinion, and for joining your community’s police officers in striving for increased community policing relations and efforts.”


The community survey will be available online for residents to take through the end of June on the City’s website at

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