The Lowell Police Department has an online survey that asks residents to rate the Department’s performance and to assess the levels of crime in your neighborhood. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and is not the least bit intrusive. I think it’s great that the LPD is performing this kind of self-evaluation (no doubt just one of a variety of tools used to measure the Department’s own performance). It’s easy to rate yourself but it takes a lot of self-discipline to invite others to rate you. Since the LPD has taken that step, we should all do our part and provide our input. So please take the survey by visiting the Lowell Police website and clicking the “Community Survey” box.