Over the summer, the Holliston Police Department began collecting resident feedback on a variety of topics, as Chief John Moore begins a five-year strategic planning process designed to ensure resources are being applied in the way the community wants and needs.
Here's some data on the survey process so far.
400: Approximate total number of survey needed to achieve target goal of 10 percent response rate based on number of households in Holliston.
325: Total survey responses collected to date as of early September.
250: Number of electronic survey responses collected online.
75: The number of hand-written survey responses the department has collected, many of them from the National Night out Block party event.
16: Total number of questions on the survey.
5: The number of years covered by the strategic plan the survey will help shape.
3: Number of open-ended questions on the survey that seek respondent feedback beyond a single click.
2: The number of in-depth forums the department plans to hold with residents, community leaders and other stakeholders as it further shapes its strategic plan.
1: Number of clicks it takes to get to the survey from the HPD Website.
0: Number of truly negative responses to date, according to Moore. "People want us to do more in some areas, but the responses have been very positive," he said.