Posted on 20th June 2011
Local residents will be able to Have their Say on policing on Saturday, 25 June at the Emergency Services Day. Members of the Police Authority and the Constabulary will be at the Market Place, Derby, between 10am and 4pm, joining representatives from all the Emergency Services as part of a special event.
Local people will be given the opportunity to take part in a questionnaire designed to tell the Authority and Force know how confident or satisfied people are with the service they receive, whether they are aware of their Safer Neighbourhood Team, whether they feel the service is providing value for money and what is the most important task for the police in their area.
People will also be asked to prioritise different categories of crime according to what they perceive as the biggest problem in their area, how safe they feel (and why they do or do not feel safe) and questions about the impact of anti-social behaviour.
The results of the questionnaire will help shape future services and prioritise resources to ensure local people’s needs and concerns are being met. The information will also be shared with Community Safety Partnerships to help improve satisfaction levels.
There are around 20 venues planned across the county for this annual event, which kicked off in Hilton on 2 June. This first event was exceptionally well attended, with 176 people taking the opportunity to have their say!
Further dates and venues can be found online at www.derbyshire.police.uk/policeauthority or by telephoning 01773 733771.