A major survey has been unveiled today (Monday 5 October) to gather public feedback on crime and policing across Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is urging people to take part in his ‘Listening to You’ 2020-21 consultation to help him better understand the needs and priorities of the county’s communities.
The survey asks residents how safe they feel, whether they are satisfied with local policing and how worried they are about certain categories of crime. It also asks whether local police are doing enough to fight crime in their local area and whether they are aware of the county’s ‘one stop shop’ CORE website which provides a portal of services for victims of crime.
“These surveys result in positive and proactive action to address the matters which cause people misery and this is something I would like to stress,” said Mr Dhindsa.
“From previous surveys and my continuous engagement meetings with local residents, I have funded new services and solutions to problems which impact on quality of life.
“The point is that by providing feedback and opinions, local people can help shape future decisions on where we invest funding and in doing so greatly influence safety across their communities which is good news for everybody.
“My job as Commissioner is to listen and take action on the concerns of local people and I do. But I need to know the full extent of the problems to help me find solutions.”
The ‘Listening to You’ survey is the county’s largest policing questionnaire.
The information influences the PCC and Chief Constable’s safety plans, enabling them to match resources to areas of greatest need.
To complete the survey, visit: www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/Listening2U
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Posted on Monday 5th October 2020