Did You Receive a Survey in the Mail?


Did you receive a survey in the mail this week and you’re not sure why? If so, you are one of 4,250 randomly selected Fairfax County households to receive this anonymous survey. George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, in collaboration with our police department, distributed this independent and anonymous community survey this week.

The survey asks recipients’ opinions about our department’s officers and services, and about crime and safety in neighborhoods. Understanding our community’s opinions is essential in improving police-community relations and working partnerships. This survey is voluntary and is led by the university and Dr. Cynthia Lum, associate professor of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society.

Those who receive this survey are asked to complete it and return it in the self-addressed, postage-paid envelope enclosed with the survey. It should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Returned surveys will be analyzed by the university’s research staff and presented to our agency’s leadership. Results will also be made publically available. Thank you for your cooperation!