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PCC launches 'your policing priorities' consultation


Have your say on your policing service is the message from Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, who today launches a consultation to address the policing and community needs of the area.

Ms Mountstevens wants the views of residents, community groups, businesses and partners to inform the strategic policing priorities, which will help shape and develop the next Police and Crime Plan for Avon and Somerset.

Vulnerability, strengthening and improving local policing teams are just some of the areas that Ms Mountstevens believes should be a strategic priority for the police and she wants to hear your views. She said: “Everybody who makes up Avon and Somerset will have a view on what should be a policing priority in the area they live and work.

“Listening to local people is the most important part of my role and it’s only by hearing from you, that I can truly be your voice in policing.  It’s your police service so it’s only right that your thoughts are represented in our Police and Crime Plan.

“Everyone has the right to be safe and feel safe in their community and I want local people to have the upmost confidence in the police.  This is your chance to tell me what is important to you and I look forward to receiving your responses.”

The Police and Crime Plan sets out the strategic priorities, aims and objectives for the Constabulary for policing Avon and Somerset.

People can respond to the consultation on-line by clicking here or alternatively call 01275 816377 for hard copy surveys. Copies of the consultation will also be available at police stations, libraries and on request.

The consultation closes on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

To watch Sue Mountstevens’ video message visit the AvonandSomersetPCC channel on YouTube.

All Police and Crime Commissioners have a statutory responsibility to produce a Police and Crime Plan.

The findings of the online consultation will be used to inform the strategic policing priorities, aims and objectives in the next Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Plan. 

This will then be presented to the Police and Crime Panel for review, before being published in October.

Posted on Friday 24th June 2016
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