Citizen Reporting of DUI- Extra Eyes to Identify Impaired Driving

Appendix C:
Montgomery County Officers’ Survey Results

Montgomery County Officers’ Survey Results

Responses from the Montgomery County officers were analyzed and the following tables represent the officers who responded each category.

  1. What is your current assignment?

Table 32. Officers Current Assignments

Assignment

Percentage

n

Patrol Shift Officer

55.9

19

Traffic Squad Officer

2.9

1

Other

41.2

14

  1. What is your district number? Answers varied and are not reported here.

  2. What DUI training have you received?

Table 33a. DUI Training of Total Officers

Training

Percent

n

Basic Academy

28.6

10

Alcohol Enforcement Specialization

71.4

25


Table 33b. Officers in Extra Eyes DUI Training Cross-Tabulation

In Extra Eyes

Basic Academy

Alcohol Enforcement Specialization

Percentage

Yes

2

20

90.9

No

8

5

9.1


  1. Have you ever participated in Extra Eyes program?

Table 34. Officers Participating in Extra Eyes

Percentage
n
Yes

62.9

22

No

37.1

13


(Questions 4-10 were answered only by 22 Extra Eyes participants.)

  1. How often have you participated in an Extra Eyes operation?

Table 35. Frequency of Officers in Extra Eyes Who Participated in Operations

Number

Percentage

n

Only once

13.6

3

2-4 times

36.4

8

5 or more times

50.0

11


  1. Have you made any stops attributable to the program?

Table 36. Officers Who Made Stops Attributable to the Program

 

Percentage

n

Yes

100

22

No

0

0


Table 37. Percentage Resulting in an Arrest or Citation

 

Percentage

n

Yes

90.5

19

No

9.5

2


  1. What aspects of the Extra Eyes program do you consider most valuable?
    (Please check all that apply)

Table 38. Most Valuable Aspects of Extra Eyes

Assignment

Percentage

n

Assistance with paperwork

54.5

12

Assistance identifying impaired drivers

86.4

19

Public awareness about DUI intervention

90.9

20

Public support for DUI enforcement

86.4

19


  1. How adept are the Extra Eyes volunteers in identifying impaired driving?

Table 39. Adeptness of Identifications

Assignment

Percentage

n

Not at all

0

 

Somewhat

31.8

7

Very much

68.2

15


  1. Have the Extra Eyes volunteers helped you identify impaired drivers?

Table 40. Helpfulness of Volunteer Identifications

Assignment

Percentage

n

Not at all

4.5

1

Somewhat

36.4

8

Very much

59.1

13


  1. Have the Extra Eyes student volunteers assisted you with paperwork?

Table 41. Assistance to Officers with Paperwork

Assignment

Percentage

n

Not at all

9.1

2

Somewhat

54.5

12

Very much

36.4

8


  1. Generally, have the Extra Eyes student volunteers been useful in assisting you?

Table 42. Usefulness of Student Volunteers to Officers

Assignment

Percentage

n

Not at all

0

 

Somewhat

45.5

10

Very much

54.5

12


  1. How important is DUI enforcement to you?

Table 43. Importance of DUI Enforcement to all Officers

Assignment

Percentage

n

Not at all

0

 

Somewhat

2.9

1

Very much

97.1

34

 

  1. Approximately how much media coverage on Extra Eyes have you seen or heard about?

Table 44. Officers’ Reports of Media Coverage

Assignment

Percentage

n

Never

20

7

A few times

54

19

Regularly

14

5

I don't know

11

4


  1. What kind of media coverage has Extra Eyes received? (Check all that apply)

Table 45. Types of Media Coverage Seen by Officers

Assignment

Percentage

n

Positive

56

19

Negative

0

0

Don't know

44

15


  1. In your opinion, how has the Extra Eyes program affected impaired driving enforcement efforts in Montgomery County?

OPINIONS:

“Anything that would act as a force multiplier is a benefit to alcohol enforcement.”

“EE has been a way to involve average citizens in many DUI arrests. It is a great way to get the community involved and raise awareness.“

“Has educated citizens as to how to identify and properly call in DUIs. Gets regular citizens ‘on board’ with how we do business.”

“Has helped a lot.”

“Helps officers get involved. Plus more eyes on the road in unmarked cars. Very smart and effective. Keep it up.”

“Helps to improve public perception of DUI enforcement.”

“I believe that it has a very positive impact. The times we have used them we have had successful DUI lockups. Having plain clothes non official personnel out there watching areas that we are too visible in has produced lots of alcohol violations. They are very helpful in identifying impaired people and speak properly to us on the radio.”

“I haven't seen an effect as yet.”

“It helped out a lot.”

“Made people more aware of the effects of drinking and driving.”

“Positive support for DUI and alcohol enforcement, support for County Police Department.”

“Very effective, Need more.”

“Yes, I have seen a few arrests from people calling out possible DUIs.”

“Yes.”