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Survey: Nassau County Police Department

Multiple felony arrests, the result of a joint

Multiple felony arrests, the result of a joint initiative to combat gang activity by street gangs in Hempstead and Uniondale, including narcotics trafficking, will be announced at a news conference Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Nassau County police said. This is a patrol car seen on Aug. 14, 2013. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Percentage of respondents who either STRONGLY AGREED or somewhat agreed:

— Nassau County police officers consistently treat all members of the community fairly: 74.1%

— Nassau County police officers understand the concerns of the community: 81.3%

— Nassau County police officers perform their duties in a way that benefits all residents: 79.4%

— Nassau County police officers and the community work well together: 82.8%

Percentage of respondents who answered either "IS VERY UNCOMMON" or "is somewhat uncommon":

— Stopping people on the street or driving in their cars without a good reason: 78.4%

— Using more physical force than situations require: 80.0%

— Using offensive language when dealing with members of the public: 84.5%

— Targeting citizens, for example stopping them for questioning, based on age, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation: 70.8%

— Using the power of their position in ways that are inappropriate: 74.4%

ABOUT THE POLL: The Siena College Research Institute randomly surveyed by telephone 454 Nassau County residents from Nov. 5 to 6 and from Nov. 9 to 12. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.6 percentage points.

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