Every year the Reno Police Department puts out a community survey with questions about general safety, crime trends, and things residents would like to see them do differently. This year's survey opened Monday, and they're asking everyone to take it.

"We've been doing this for 35 years," RPD Chief Jason Soto said, "and it has been very beneficial for us. We do read all the responses. We do look at it and we actually change our operations based off of some of the feedback that we get from this community survey."
The survey has a list of categories where citizens can give feedback on actual experiences they have had with officers, issues specific to Downtown Reno, victim services, and general safety issues. Soto said they will reallocate officers based on areas that are reported as more dangerous, and they'll take a closer look at specific crimes people are concerned about.

"It really gives us a better idea as to where we need to focus our efforts," Soto said.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete, and is available on several platforms including the Reno Police Department Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram, as well as renopd.com.

The survey is open until February 4, 2018, and is available in both English and Spanish.