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NYPD’s ’emotion-meter’ measures of public confidence in the police

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The New York Police Department has found a new way to find out if the residents of the city feel safe.

The department, with the help of something called an “emotion meter,” which will ask people whether they feel safe in their area and whether or not they have trust and confidence in the police.

“This is a big problem here,” Commissioner James O’neill, told WCBS-TV. “We will be able to lay out all of the crime numbers, that is, we want to be, but if people are to feel safe, we’re not doing our job as a whole.”

According to the station, a company hired by the NYPD’s use of social media platforms-Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google search, the survey, up to 7,500 New Yorkers a month, every borough, every neighborhood, in every industry.

The research questions are: “Do the police in my neighborhood treat local people with respect?” and “Do the police in my area to listen to and take into account the concerns of local residents?”

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“If you don’t feel safe in your neighborhood, let us find out why,” O’neill said. “Maybe it’s a quality-of-life illness that is not being addressed. Maybe in the future vehicles. Maybe there are other things to worry about. There may be a hold-up model.”

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The news outlet reports that the current sentiment meter, findings show that 6.6 out of 10 New Yorkers are currently saying that they have trust and confidence in the police.

The NYPD hopes to use the information to tailor outreach and human resources at the heart of the city.

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