Orange County Citizens Safety Task Force Announces New Community Survey | Mayor Demings Availability on Updated Survey Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings will announce an updated 2023 Community Crime Survey on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, as part of the Citizens Safety Task Force Initiative. The first crime survey took place in 2021. This updated survey is designed to hear once again from residents about ways to combat gun violence and violent crime in 2023. The results will help guide the task force as it looks to develop more solutions to meet the growing public safety needs of the community.
The 2023 survey will be available online following Mayor Demings’ announcement tomorrow in the first floor Atrium. The survey can be found at www.ocfl.net/SafetyTaskForce and is offered in English, Spanish and Creole. Mayor Demings will encourage all residents to fill out the survey.
As a result of the 2021 survey, Orange County Government awarded more than $14.3 million to local nonprofit agencies this fiscal year to provide critically needed services to residents. For a list of the agencies, visit the “Programs and Services” section of the Citizens Safety Task Force page.
Data from first Community Crime Survey in 2021 included data on how Orange County residents felt about gun violence. 1,044 participants indicated they wanted to increase prevention and 1,203 wanted to expand mentoring to prevent crime and reduce gun violence in the community. Results from the 2021 Community Crime Survey are available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-GPDTS732/.
The next scheduled meeting of the Citizens Safety Task Force will take place on April 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. The location is the Barnett Park Recreation Center Orlando Magic Gymnasium.
WHO: Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings
WHAT: Discuss launch of the 2023 Community Crime Survey
WHEN: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | At the morning break of the Board of County Commissioners Meeting
WHERE: County Administration Center – 1st Floor Atrium
The Citizens Safety Task Force is comprised of members representing diverse backgrounds to help identify solutions to longstanding community problems. The participants include young adults, youth mentors, faith-based leaders, behavioral health professionals, community advocates, law enforcement officers, education and prevention professionals, and service-based organizations.
For meeting dates and information about programs and services and a list of task force members, visit: www.ocfl.net/SafetyTaskForce.
Orange TV will carry the Citizens Safety Task Force meetings live. Viewing options include Channel 488 on Spectrum, Channel 9 on Comcast, 1081 CenturyLink Prism TV, WSWF Channel 10.2 (over the air), stream live at www.ocfl.net/orangetv and you can view via the Orange TV app on ROKU in the Education category.
About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.