JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) — We’re getting a look at how people in a mid-Michigan community view their police department.
The results of the survey show the vast majority of city residents have a positive view of the police department.
The survey was a collaboration between the city of Jackson and Spring Arbor University.
It was mailed to 3,500 residents in April and the results came out Wednesday.
While one-third of participants say they believe the overall community has negative views of the police department, 90 percent of them say they personally have a positive view of the department.
Roughly six out to 10 people reported positive interactions with police, while only 8 percent reported no positive interactions.
When it comes to community tensions with police, Jackson residents don’t think it’s a problem in the city.
In fact, the majority of them are willing to partner with the department to build better relationships.
We’ll be taking a closer look at the survey and what it means in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned for that.