It appears the people of Winkler are satisfied with the level service of the City's police force.

According to the results from the Winkler Police Board's latest community survey, respondents rated their overall level of satisfaction with the Winkler Police Service at 3.98 on a scale of 1 to 5. 
"In comparison with (the) 2020 (survey), it was almost identical. It didn't change much," explained Police Chief Ryan Hunt, noting the 2020 rating was 4.09. 

Respondents were also asked to rate to what extent they believe traffic, illegal drugs, property crime and theft, domestic violence and police visibility are an issue in the community. The results are:

Traffic - 3.81 
Illegal drugs - 4.23
Property Crime and Theft - 3.5
Domestic violence - 3.53
Police visibility - 3.46

Hunt says the survey allows residents to provide input on how the community is policed.

"It (also) gives the police board to look at what the concerns are, and we can focus policing in those areas," he added. "It's in line with what we do. The community's concerns are essentially, our concerns as well and that's what we're working on every day."

"That's first and foremost in what we do every day, so we'll just keep doing what we do."

380 surveys were filled out during this exercise.

With files from Pam Fedack.