The Tasmania Police Community Survey has now closed

The Tasmania Police Community Survey has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey. Your feedback will be used to guide police resourcing and operations to help keep the community safe.

The survey was conducted by EMRS on behalf of Tasmania Police and was open from 13 November to 4 December 2023.

A total of 4100 responses were received with respondents representing every local government area in Tasmania.

The survey asked Tasmanians to respond to a variety of topics including identifying:

  • safety and crime concerns in your community.
  • how Tasmania Police are performing.
  • how you prefer to engage with police (if you need to) and receive information.

The survey was open to all people aged 16 or older who live, work or socialise regularly in Tasmania.

What happens now?

The survey data collected by EMRS will be analysed to provide a comprehensive report of the survey findings.

Data analysis and report writing will now be undertaken by survey provider, EMRS. A final report will be provided to Tasmania Police once available. 

We will review the findings internally and make a summary of the results publicly available in early 2024.

If you have any queries about the survey, please check the FAQS below. If you require more assistance, please Email us.

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.