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Police launching public trust survey

The London Police Service wants to know what people think of it.

On Monday, it will launch a survey of 500 London residents to determine the public’s level of trust and confidence in the police force. The survey will be conducted by marketing research company, Leger.

“In order to know if we are improving in the areas of confidence and trust, we need to know where we stand right now so this survey will establish a benchmark to which we can compare in the future,” Superintendent Bill Chantler, head of the Corporate Services Division, said in a statement.

Respondents to the survey will be asked about their opinion of the London Police Service, their level of trust and satisfaction, and if they feel the level of crime in the city has changed in the past two years. According to police, Londoners will be selected at random to get a call, which will last about 10 minutes.

It’s expected the gathering of opinion will be completed by the middle of October. The results of the survey will be shared with the public as part of the London Police Service’s annual reporting process.