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JCSO survey asks for opinions about White City

The survey is to determine public safety needs in the small unincorporated community
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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking people who live, work or spend time in White City to participate in a survey about public safety.

The unincorporated community north of Medford has a population of about 9,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

“Our goal is to improve safety and livability,” said Aaron Lewis, the public information officer for the sheriff’s office.

The information provided by people who take the survey will help the sheriff’s office and county code enforcement employees prioritize their efforts to meet the needs of the community.

Portland State University is carrying out the survey, which asks questions about quality of life, thoughts about law enforcement in the community and some demographics, particularly age, race and gender.

It also asks whether respondents think specific types of crime and code violations have become more or less common in the past 12 months.

For example, one question asks whether there have been more property crimes compared with a year ago.

The sheriff’s office is considering doing a similar countywide survey in the future, Lewis said.

The researchers from PSU reached out to residents and businesses in the community earlier in the month.

The online version of the survey is open to people who don’t necessarily live or own a business in White City.

The survey will be available to take online through Feb. 28 at www.tinyurl.com/wcity22.