Piedmont Police seek input on safety communications

Survey: Piedmont Police seek input on safety communications

Published September 29, 2023

Help the City of Piedmont and Piedmont Police Department better understand how we can best engage the community around public safety by completing a brief online survey. You can also share your perspective in person at the next Public Safety Committee meeting on Thursday, October 5th.

Take the survey

The survey aims to build on high levels of engagement at both the Police Department quarterly report to City Council on September 18th and a September 27th Community Town Hall on Public Safety, where Piedmont Police Chief Jeremy Bowers reviewed recent crime statistics and discussed the Department’s  strategies to address current trends.

For those who were not able to attend, copies of the presentations from both events and video of the City Council discussion are available online:

Survey responses will help shape future safety communications

The short, four-question survey asks:

  • what type of information you want to receive
  • how often you want to hear from safety officials
  • what sources you rely on for news about public safety in Piedmont

The survey also includes an opportunity to share open-ended feedback about other ways you would like to be connected with Piedmont Police about community safety issues.

Responses will help City and Police officials better understand how we can support residents through communication, whether that’s keeping you informed about crime data, offering insight into the behind-the-scenes work Police do daily to enhance crime prevention both now and in the future, or providing additional guidance on personal safety or neighborhood organizing.

The survey is available at piedmont.ca.gov/SafetySurvey and will remain open through October 26th.

Public Safety Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 5th

The Police Department also encourages community members to attend the October 5th meeting of the City’s Public Safety Committee, a volunteer body of residents charged with investigating ways to increase public participation in crime prevention and providing a forum to share comments, issues, or concerns regarding public safety.

Thursday, October 5, 5:30pm
Piedmont City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue

At the meeting, Chief Bowers will provide a brief presentation on crime data and the Police Department’s current and upcoming strategies to address recent trends, then share reflections from recent dialogue with community members. The meeting will also feature discussions on Neighborhood Watch and community safety communications.

Attendees will each have an opportunity to provide one comment before the Committee discussion. The Committee will set a time limit for individual comments based on the number of participants.

Stay informed by following the Piedmont Police Department on Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor and speak with officers in person at regular Cop on the Block meet-and-greets, a Piedmont Police Department program that brings officers out of cars and into neighborhoods.