Posted on 7th May 2012
Bolsover residents will be able to have their say on policing, when this year’s public consultation on policing issues arrives in the Market Place, Bolsover on Tuesday 15 May, 2012.
Representatives from Derbyshire Police Authority and Derbyshire Constabulary will be on hand between 10.00 and 2.00pm to collect local views about policing in the area and discuss issues such as the forthcoming introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners.
The Bolsover event is one in a series of nine dedicated Have Your Say events across Derbyshire taking in every local authority area. In addition, the Have Your Say team will attend various community events around the county.
Have Your Say will run throughout May and June. The information collected will provide both the Authority and the incoming Police and Crime Commissioner with up to date feedback from the diverse communities of Derbyshire. The information will also be made available to those developing the new Police and Crime Plan for future years.
Carole Brister, Chair of the Authority’s Citizen Focus Committee, urged people to take this opportunity to have their say. “It’s important that people take part, so that we can take note,” she said. “We are seeking views on local crime, anti social behaviour and communication which helps us to carry out a health check on policing in different parts of the county. The information that we get from people can then be used to shape the way local policing is delivered in the future.
“Have Your Say has always been popular with local people, both in person at these events and via the on-line survey which is available on the Authority’s website.”
The events are supported by Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables as well as Police Authority members, Police Authority staff, police staff and members of partner organisations.
In addition to the survey, community safety information will be available and local officers will be on hand to give advice or discuss matters of concern.
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