Tasmania Police community survey 2023

Welcome to the Tasmania Police Community Survey.

The Tasmania Police Community Survey is your chance to let us know about local safety issues and share ideas to improve safety in your community.

The survey also seeks feedback on your experiences with police, including how we perform against our values: Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Support.

If you live or work in Tasmania and are over the age of 16, we would like to hear from you.

We will use the information gathered to target our resources towards issues that matter to you and that help improve safety in your community.

The survey will be conducted by EMRS on behalf of Tasmania Police. Tasmania Police will not be directly gathering the responses, this component is done by EMRS. It will take about 10 minutes to complete the survey.

Tasmania Police will be provided the results at the conclusion of the survey period and an update on the findings will be publicly available in the first half of next year.

If you have any queries please check out the FAQS. If you still need assistance, please Email us.

Your Privacy

The survey is anonymous. We are not asking for any identifying information such as your name or address. The only information we need is the local government area where you live or work.

The information you provide is protected by strict conditions of anonymity and confidentiality.  You can read EMRS’ privacy policy to find out more about how data is handled.

Please note that this survey is not a way to report a crime. If you would like to report a crime, please phone 000, if it is an emergency. If it is not an emergency, call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.  You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers Tasmania on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

If you wish to contact Tasmania Police about something else e.g. a complaint or a compliment, you can find more information about how to do that here.

Frequently asked questions


How can I fill out the survey if I don’t have access to the internet?

If you, a family member or friend does not have access to the internet, you may visit your local library or a police station where staff will be able to assist you to complete the survey on your smartphone. Libraries may also have computers with internet access available for you to use.

Who is eligible?

All people over the age of 16 who live in Tasmania are encouraged to participate in the survey.  Anyone who is employed by DPFEM (this includes Police, Tasmania Fire Service, State Emergency Service personnel, DPFEM business staff) and their family members will be excluded so we limit bias in our sample.

What information are you seeking?

We will be asking which local government area respondents live, if they’ve had contact with police and how satisfied they were with that interaction.

We want to know about the concerns people have where they live – examples include concerns about road safety, drug or alcohol issues, burglaries or other issues in their area.

The survey will also ask for ideas from the community about how to improve safety where they live.

We’re also seeking feedback in how well we do responding to the community and our performance against our values.

Who is running the survey?

The survey is being delivered by community/consumer research organisation, EMRS. EMRS have developed the survey content in consultation with Tasmania Police and will be providing the findings to Tasmania Police at the conclusion of the survey period.

Are my survey responses anonymous?

The survey is anonymous.  Tasmania Police is not seeking any identifying information from respondents. To help protect your anonymity it is recommend that all responses avoid providing  any identifying information e.g. do. not include your name or date of birth in any of your answers).

How is my data protected?

All data and responses will be held by EMRS and Tasmania Police will receive a final report analysing the data.

EMRS has a comprehensive Privacy and Data Policy (available here) that is compliant with privacy legislation.  

What will you do with the results?

Tasmania Police will be reviewing the results once the survey closes. The survey is an organisational priority for Tasmania Police and your responses will help to inform our ongoing commitment to community safety.

A summary of the results will be published in early 2024 for the community.

How much is it going to cost?

The total cost to DPFEM for delivering the survey and its findings will be under $40,000.

Will the survey be conducted every year?

This is the first time that Tasmania Police has run a community survey like this and as such, the timing of the next survey is under consideration.  It is our intention to continue listening to the needs of the Tasmanian community at all times and this may include conducting future surveys.