North Bend police survey results to be presented Tuesday

Public feedback from the phone survey conducted last week in North Bend will be presented at the 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7 City Council meeting at the Mount Si Senior Center.

Market research firm EMC Research and Northwest Public Affairs phoned registered voters in North Bend last week with questions about their satisfaction with current police services. The survey was the result of North Bend City Council discussions on changing police service providers, during which councilmen said they wanted to further explore the community's opinion on the change. Fewer than a dozen residents, some of them from outside the city commented at a public testimony opportunity on the issue April 17.

North Bend is considering ending its contract for police services with the King County Sheriff, and entering a contract with the city of Snoqualmie. Some of the reasons for the change are potential cost savings from a fixed contract with Snoqualmie, and the community-oriented policing approach of the Snoqualmie Department.


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