MHP Releases Results of Public Opinion Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 16th, 2019

Contact:

Captain Jim Hunter, [email protected] or 406-939-0913

Helena, MT- The Montana Highway Patrol has released a report outlining the results of a public opinion survey conducted in the summer of 2018. The report is now available at the Patrol’s website: https://media.dojmt.gov/wp-content/uploads/Montana-public-presentation.FINAL_.pdf The public opinion survey was conducted to give Montana residents and visitors a voice so that the Montana Highway Patrol can continue to improve its efforts and better utilize its resources on behalf of the community. The Patrol conducted the survey in partnership with OrgVitality LLC., a consultancy firm that specialized in public opinion surveys.

“As part of our community policing efforts, we felt it was very important to take the pulse of the public,” says Colonel Tom Butler, chief administrator of the Montana Highway Patrol. “Taking a step back to receive feedback is a vital part of our ongoing efforts to work with the public to create safer communities. We want to make sure that we’re headed in the right direction,” he concluded.

Business cards with information about the survey were provided by troopers to every contact they had with the public beginning in June 2018 and ending in September 2018.  Links to the survey were also made available via the media and MHP social media channels. The survey was offered in both English and Spanish.

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