For some residents, police visibility is top of their list; for others it could be supporting victims of crime, or tackling online fraud. But whatever their views, Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach is urging members of the public not to miss the opportunity to tell him their views on community safety, local policing and victims services.
The findings from one of the biggest consultations of its kind ever undertaken in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, will be used to help the Commissioner shape his Police and Crime Plan, which sets the direction for the Chief Constable and Leicestershire Police.
The survey, launched in August, is available on the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website. The deadline for responses is Friday (30 September). The online version is complementing a robust telephone survey which has been carried out across the area during September.
“This is the opportunity for local people to have their say about the type of police service they wish to receive,” Willy Bach said today.
“The survey asks people to rate the importance for them of different aspects of policing – which in turn will ensure that the Police and Crime Plan that I am now drafting will really belong to everybody.
“Clearly, I have my own views on what is important but naturally I want to see what local people feel as well, so that we can design a service that fits with their needs and expectations.”
The consultation, which closes at midnight on Friday, also asks residents if they would be prepared to pay an extra 7 pence per week each year as part of their Council Tax. This would reduce the amount of financial savings that Leicestershire Police need to make as a result of the budget cuts inflicted over recent years.
You can access the survey using this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/B78HPFL
More information about the Police and Crime Commissioner at http://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/
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Posted on Wednesday 28th September 2016