SCHERERVILLE | Schererville residents have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the Police Department.
Schererville police have a survey available on the town's website, www.schererville.org.
A portion of the survey, which is available until Feb. 15, asks residents to rate a variety of aspects of the Schererville Police Department, including helpfulness, professional conduct, politeness and officer appearance.
It also has several questions, two of which ask residents if they feel safe in their neighborhoods and if they think police patrol their streets or blocks enough.
After the survey is closed, police will review the feedback to determine if adjustments are needed in the Police Department, Schererville Police Chief David Dowling said.
Dowling said the department will seek reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement in the summer. The survey is associated with that process, he said.
Being accredited means the department adheres to certain professional standards.
The Police Department received a three-year CALEA accreditation in 2011.
An onsite assessment of the Police Department and a hearing before CALEA officials are required for Schererville to receive reaccreditation, according to the CALEA website.