Top 25 Police Survey Questions to ask Officers

  1. How motivated are you currently feeling to perform your duties as a police officer? (scale of 1-5, 1 being not motivated)
  2. How supported do you feel by agency leadership regarding your physical and psychological wellbeing? (scale of 1-5, 1 not supported)
  3. How fairly and consistently do you feel discipline is administered within the department? (scale of 1-5, 1 being very unfair)
  4. How comfortable do you feel openly discussing mental health struggles with your direct supervisor? (scale of 1-5, 1 being very uncomfortable)
  5. How knowledgeable are you about mental illnesses like PTSD, anxiety, and depression? (scale of 1-5, 1 being not knowledgeable)
  6. How comfortable do you feel speaking to a mental health professional about work-related stress or trauma? (scale of 1-5, 1 being very uncomfortable)
  7. To what extent do you fear negative career impacts for seeking mental health treatment? (scale of 1-5, 1 being no fear)
  8. How supported does the agency make you feel in prioritizing your mental health? (scale of 1-5, 1 being unsupported)
  9. How prepared do you feel to de-escalate confrontations verbally without using force? (scale of 1-5, 1 being unprepared)
  10. How confident are you in your ability to physically protect yourself on the job if needed? (scale of 1-5, 1 being unconfident)
  11. How comfortable are you intervening if a fellow officer seems to be struggling with mental health issues? (scale of 1-5, 1 being very uncomfortable)
  12. How valued and respected do citizens in your patrol area make you feel as an officer? (scale 1-5, 1 being disrespected)
  13. How confident are you in your agency’s commitment to accountability around misconduct? (scale 1-5, 1 being unconfident)
  14. How fair and transparent is the disciplinary process when complaints are made against officers in your department? (scale 1-5, 1 being unfair)
  15. How actively does agency leadership solicit your confidential input on issues impacting officers? (scale 1-5, 1 being inactive)
  16. How comfortable do you feel raising concerns or criticisms internally about department policies and leadership decisions? (scale 1-5, 1 being uncomfortable)
  17. How prepared do you feel to respond to an active shooter or terrorist situation if it arose? (scale 1-5, 1 being unprepared)
  18. How adequate is current training on use of force judgement and de-escalation techniques? (scale 1-5, 1 being inadequate)
  19. How safe do you feel from ambush, assault, or injury during typical duties like traffic stops and disturbance calls? (scale 1-5, 1 being unsafe)
  20. How confident are you in your equipment protecting you from serious harm if violently attacked? (scale 1-5, 1 being unconfident)
  21. How valued do you feel your expertise and insights are by agency leadership when making policy decisions? (scale 1-5, 1 being devalued)
  22. How consistent is leadership messaging about prioritizing officer wellness with actual department programs and resource allocation? (scale 1-5, 1 being inconsistent)
  23. How comfortable do you feel admitting to a supervisor if you made an error in judgement during an incident? (scale 1-5, 1 being uncomfortable)
  24. How confident are you that the department would support you emotionally and psychologically after a traumatic event? (scale 1-5, 1 being unconfident)
  25. How satisfied are you currently with your pay and benefits compared to your daily job duties and risks? (scale 1-5, 1 being dissatisfied)

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