Provincetown seeks public input on police services

Public forum set for September 19, online survey now available
Provincetown officials are seeking public input about the town's police department. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

Provincetown officials are seeking input from residents about the town's police services. A public forum will be held on Thursday, September 19 at the Town Hall on Commercial Street at 6 p.m.

During the forum, residents are encouraged to voice their opinions about a variety of police-related issues including:

  • The proper role of police in the community
  • Appropriate level of policing to maintain public health and safety
  • Civic engagement with the police in the future

In addition to the September 19 forum, year-round residents, second homeowners, visitors, town employees and business owners are invited to complete an online survey about police services in the community. The survey contains thirteen multiple choice questions and three additional comment questions. The survey is being conducted by the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration at UMass Boston (MOPC), according to the town's website.

The online survey will be available until Sunday, September 8. The information obtained from the confidential survey will be used to map the dialog at the September 19 forum.

MOPC is traditionally brought in by the state or a town or city as an impartial entity in matters of dispute resolution, consensus building and public engagement, according to an MOPC release.

Access the confidential online survey here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on