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Safeguarding and assault tops the list of concerns at latest policing survey event

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Staff and visitors at Derby Royal Hospital talked about policing and community safety with Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles, Safer Neighbourhood Team officers and volunteers from the local Neighbourhood Watch yesterday (Wednesday, 22 July).

Many of the 60 people taking part in the survey were in firm favour of putting resources towards safeguarding and also violent and sexual assault. A large number also expressed concerns about the increasing threat of terrorism and organised crime groups, particularly those that operate online.

The event was part of a major county-wide consultation exercise being carried out by the Commissioner and Derbyshire Constabulary. “We met people from a diverse range of backgrounds from both the city and across the county,” Commissioner Charles said.

“Their opinions will form a valuable part of making sure that policing matches the needs of individual communities as well as forming a central part of the plans aimed at keeping Derbyshire as a whole safe from the risks and threat of crime.”

This was the final official event on the PCC's survey calendar for 2015 although there will be further smaller consultations taking part across the county until the survey ends in mid-September. The survey is also available for people to take part in online at: www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/oty



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Posted on Thursday 23rd July 2015
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