Cherokee Village Police Chief Jason French would like the citizens of Cherokee Village to be aware that the 2010 Census workers are working in the area.
French said that he had some concerned citizens call about people walking in their neighborhood and after identifying the tags and speaking with the owner of the vehicle, it was established that the workers were beginning their duties of doing census interviews.
The workers should show proper identification before allowing them into a home or answering questions.
The Census is taken every 10 years to determine population and participation is recommended, as every person needs to be counted to maintain an accurate representation of the population.
These figures are used for a variety of things including federal programs and grants and answering questions can provide significant demographic information that can be very beneficial to cities and municipalities in regard to special funding opportunities.
French says do not be alarmed but make sure the workers provide viable identification, which according to the Census Bureau Web site should be readily visible in the form of a name tag or lanyard type device worn around the neck.