The Drumheller Policing Committee is looking for the public's input on policing in Drumheller.
 
The committee has launched an online survey asking the public to help the RCMP shape their performance plan for the upcoming year.
 
"A survey was developed by the Policing Committee and it's run by them, it's compiled by them which will allow us some input as far as what the public thinks is a priority for the police to focus on in this coming year," said Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles of the Drumheller RCMP. "We're looking at quality over quantity, so we're looking at a total of three or maybe four priorities, so we'd like to get at least two from the public."
 
Committee Chair Fred Makowecki says the role of the Policing Committee is to make sure citizens get all sides when it comes to policing matters. They are an organization where members are appointed by Town Council and flows between government and the police.
 
"This is your opportunity to lend your voice and to put your input in, your comments down, answer your questions and they'll actually be taken into consideration, so they'll be part of the process," noted Makowecki. 
 
"What we're looking for is what do you think is the most important and most common activity in your community, what do you think is important based on your observations and your knowledge. We want to get a good demographic slice here," explained Charles.
 
The survey is currently on the Town of Drumheller website and hard copies are available at the detachment and Town Hall. Makowecki adds if senior facilities or schools would like copies of surveys delivered, he can arrange a drop off time.
 
The Policing Committee is hoping for great response and will begin tallying the results in early March. 

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