The City of Columbia’s 2017 Citizen Survey results revealed that citizens’ satisfaction with quality of police services decreased in the past year.
Only 47 percent of citizens indicated they were satisfied with police response times and efforts to prevent crimes.
Dale Roberts is the executive director of the Columbia Police Officers’ Association. He said he was not at all surprised by the results.
“We’re not embarrassed by that number,” Roberts said. “We don’t feel like we got a bad grade. It actually supports what we’ve been saying all along, which is that we need more officers.”