Voice Your Concern

If you live in the Rose City and you have a concern to express to your local law enforcement, now is the time to do it. The Thomasville Police Department has mailed out questionnaires to all households they serve asking for feedback from the people.

The stretch of Loomis Street between Broad Street and Gordon Avenue may look peaceful, but neighbors say it hasn't always been this way.

"Several years ago my car got stolen out of my yard and some equipment got stolen and people on my street, their cars had been broken into."

But residents say things have gotten better since they responded to the Thomasville Police Department's last survey of public opinion and made sure local law enforcement knew what was going on.

This week, the 2004 survey will be hitting mailboxes throughout the city, posing various questions to the public.

LT Mark Scott of the Thomasville Police Department says, "How do you feel about the department? How do you rate the department? There are questions about crime victimization, asking people if they've been a victim of crime."

Police say a main focus of this survey is to help out folks that live in high crime areas. If a group of residents from one neighborhood say they have problems with crime, police will know where to focus their efforts.

Lane Ewing supports his police department and says, “We have a big city now so it's going to take a lot of time to get things straightened out. They cannot do it overnight."

So when you receive your survey in the mail this week, police are urging you to take the time to fill it out and do your part to fight crime in the Rose City.

The survey is administered by Valdosta State University. Police say these surveys have been the source of various positive changes within the department over the past few years.