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Derby City Council workers and visitors to be asked about policing in their neighbourhoods

Visitors to Derby City Council on Thursday 8 May will be invited to share their views and experiences about local policing in the county.

The event is part of the ‘Over To You’ consultation and engagement programme which Commissioner Alan Charles and his team, together with Derbyshire Constabulary, are running across the county until October.

Designed to help the Commissioner understand the differing needs of Derbyshire’s communities and help the Force allocate resources to where they are needed most, the events are held in supermarkets, shopping centres, marketplaces and businesses across the county.

Mr Charles said: “Our visit to Derby City Council is one of several that we are making to major employers in the county to enable working people to talk to us and participate in our survey. This gives people who spend most of their week at work the chance to tell us what matters to them, and allows us the opportunity to provide them with information about policing and crime prevention.”

He went on: “As one of our major partners, Derby City Council plays an important role in helping us to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and we are grateful for the work done by departments and individual employees in helping to keep our residents and businesses safe.”

As well as talking with employees, the Commissioner is keen to hear what visitors to the council have to say about neighbourhood policing and issues that have an impact on their lives – whether anti-social behaviour offences, alcohol and drug-related issues or burglary and violence.

“What I learn from different people, however their experience is gained, is crucial in helping me to ensure that my Police and Crime Plan reflects their needs and expectations,” he pointed out.

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Posted on Sunday 4th May 2014
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