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Early neighborhood-safety survey results given at Pembroke Council meeting
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Early results of a survey on safety are showing good feelings about security in Pembroke.

Pembroke Police Chief Randy Alexander said during Monday’s City Council meeting that he has received 45 responses to the Community Oriented Policing Neighborhood Survey so far, and about 90 percent of the respondents feel “somewhat safe” or better about walking in their neighborhood after dark. About 1 to 2 percent said they felt “unsafe.”

“Overall, I think it’s very, very favorable,” Alexander said.

Other questions include what problems people want solved first in their neighborhood, ranking primary concerns about criminal activity in the neighborhood and what problem respondents wanted solved first. Surveys were sent out last month in water bills, and they also are available on the city’s website.

Alexander said he would wait another couple of weeks until more surveys come in and then present the final results.

Also Monday, Council officially made DuBois Square a city park. The park was purchased more than a decade ago from the DuBois family, but was never officially designated a park. The family requested that it receive the designation.

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