Portland Police Launch Community Survey


PORTLAND, Maine -- The Police Department wants to know how you feel about crime and overall safety in the city. To help in this effort, the Department is launching an online survey of Portland residents and businesses. Developed in conjunction with the University of New England, the survey will allow Portland Police to reach out to the people that matter most and learn valuable feedback. Information gathered will be used to help guide the department in its crime reduction efforts, community policing initiatives, and ways to strengthen relationships within the community.

Interim Chief Vern Malloch said “Our mission includes maintaining a safe city by working in partnership with the community. This survey adds another opportunity for feedback and will help guide us in our future work together. It is easy to access and can be completed in just a few minutes.”

The 41 question survey is available by going directly to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019PortlandPD_Community_Survey or you can click links on the City website, Police Department website, or the Portland Police Department facebook page.

The survey is being supported by the University of New England, School of Social Work, and Dr. Thomas McLaughlin. UNE helped formulate the survey questions and has agreed to host and provide analysis of the results.

Malloch added, “Without their assistance the survey would not be possible. UNE’s ongoing support and contribution to our city is greatly appreciated.”


To provide information anonymously, community members may contact us by text, internet, or phone.

  • Mobile phone users can text the keyword “GOTCHA” plus their message to 274637 (CRIMES).

  • Submit tips by going to the Portland Police Department website:

       www.portland-police.com and clicking "Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip.”

  • Anonymous phone tips can be left on the Department’s Crime Tip line:


Alexx Chase