Drumheller, you had your say; now it's time to do something with it.
 
The Drumheller and Area Policing Committee has compiled the results of an online survey it ran for the last few weeks to get ideas for policing priorities in the community this year.
 
"In the past, I believe the majority of the responses pointed towards traffic violations and things like that," noted committee chair Fred Makowecki. "This year we're looking at crimes and vandalism and thefts and things like that."
 
The final report includes a number of bar graphs and word charts in which the size of the word reflects the popularity of the answer. The most important statistic, though, according to Makowecki, was the number of people who took the time to fill out the survey.
 
"This is my ninth year and I've seen us go from the outside looking in setting priorities to moulding them with input from the community," he recalled. "A few years ago we were 80 (people) responding and this year we're 510 responding."
 
The survey results will be presented to the Drumheller RCMP to use in their planning for the year ahead.
 
"The survey is up all year round," added Makowecki. "We're looking at doing a couple pushes a year: we don't want to miss people that are in holidays in February when we do the pitch, so we're going to do a push in November and then we're going to do a push in February."
 
To fill out the Drumheller Policing Survey follow this link.

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