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Make Your Opinion Count at the Disability Direct Event, Derby Arena, Pride Park

Local people will be able to voice their opinions about local policing with representatives of the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles on Thursday 28th May at The Disability Direct Event which is being held at the new Derby Arena, Pride Park, DE24 8AJ from 10am to 3pm.

The Police and Crime Commissioner and Derbyshire Constabulary have launched a fresh public consultation exercise aimed at capturing local opinion on policing and community safety throughout 2015.  The first event took place on March 27th in Ripley and Heanor.

“Over to You” is an annual survey and will be available both online (http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/oty) and at public consultation events across Derbyshire, it will include a survey about policing and members of the Commissioner’s team will be on hand to talk to, along with police officers.

“This is a great opportunity for us to identify trends of concern and by going into the community and speaking to residents face-to-face, it gives us a real appreciation of what matters most to them,” Mr. Charles said.  “Hearing their views and experiences – whether they are about anti-social behaviour, parking and speeding problems, alcohol and drug related issues or burglary and violence – tells me what I need to know in order to make the county safer.”

Due to the financial pressures faced and the fact that resources have to be prioritised so carefully the questions in the survey will reflect this and are intended to make people think about prioritising and allow them to reach more informed opinions.

The results from this survey will be fed directly back into the Force operational structure so that not only officers in the local area are made aware of the concerns each community has but that it also forms a core part of the strategic risk planning process.

The event will also provide crime prevention advice to residents to help them protect themselves and their property from crime.



Media Enquiries:  Sallie Blair 01283 821012 / 07702 541401



Posted on Friday 22nd May 2015
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