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Missouri State Highway Patrol releases recent public survey findings

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers released the results of their recent public opinion survey on Friday.

Col. Sandra Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said this year’s survey was web-based to increase the response rate and collect a more representative sample of Missouri residents.

Karsten said 1,812 people responded to the survey from July 1 to July 31.

Karsten said the majority of people who responded to the survey were Missouri residents.

Karsten said the survey found these results:

-Approximately 3 out of 5 respondents reported having had direct contact with the Patrol.

-89.3% of those respondents reported an excellent or good experience.

-91.2% of respondents gave the Patrol a good or excellent overall rating.

-92.7% indicated appearance, attitude and demeanor good or excellent.

-75.3% of respondents indicated enforcing criminal law was the most important duty performed by the MSHP.

“I very much appreciate those who responded to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Public Opinion Survey,” said Karsten. “We take our mission seriously, and your feedback will help us evaluate how we answer the call to serve and protect.”

To view the entire findings of the survey, click here.

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