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Commissioner's survey reveals concerns that include terrorism and organised crime


Concerns about terrorism were among the views given to Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles and his Deputy Hardyal Dhindsa during an Over to You survey in three High Peak locations.

The Commissioner said: “Of the 100 people who completed the survey in Glossop, Hadfield and Whaley Bridge, many expressed their concerns about both terrorism and organised crime.

“This is hardly surprising considering the recent terrible shootings in Tunisia, and it is important that I hear what they feel about it. Those views, along with their opinions about more local matters, will help us to keep Derbyshire safe.”

On a local level, burglary and theft were highlighted as the main priorities together with safeguarding crimes.

Residents’ views about policing and community safety were sought as part of the Commissioner’s fresh public consultation exercise across the county – with events continuing until September. “What I learn from the surveys is invaluable when I discuss local priorities with the Chief Constable, helping to ensure that resources are allocated where they are most needed,” Mr Charles pointed out.

Crime prevention advice was available at all three of the High Peak events, and police officers and members of the Commissioner’s team were also on hand to address any issues raised.

All the survey results will be fed into the Force operational structure so that officers are made aware of each community’s concerns, and what matters to them. The results also play a major part in the strategic planning process.

“Over to You” is an annual survey available both online (http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/oty) and at the public consultation events across Derbyshire. The results will be published in December.



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Posted on Monday 6th July 2015
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