The Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, has today (23 May 2018) launched a neighbourhood policing survey and is asking for the public to complete the survey.
There are 27 local neighbourhood policing teams in North Yorkshire and the City of York, made up of Inspectors ,Sergeants, Constables, PCSOs and multi-agency partners and volunteers. The Rural Task Force, North Yorkshire Police’s dedicated rural crime team, also form part of neighbourhood policing.
The job of the neighbourhood policing teams is to engage with communities, working with partners such as councils and residents’ groups, to understand your local needs, proactively prevent crime, and to protect and police local communities.
Julia Mulligan has said that it is important that people are people are satisfied with the service from their Neighbourhood Policing Team, and the survey will help find out what people think about the local service they are receiving from North Yorkshire Police.
The survey, which is being conducted just over one year since changes were made to the structure of local policing, can be filled out online at www.telljulia.com
Local policing was put forward by the public as a top priority for the police, which is why your views are important.
About twelve months ago, changes were made to the make-up of neighbourhood policing teams. I am keen to find out if these have been successful, and to know if people are satisfied with local policing—and as always, if people feel safe. The best way for me to do this, is to speak to residents and business, the very people who rely on their local PCSOs and officers to keep them safe.
I would encourage anyone to take part and share their views, as I’d like as many people to respond as possible. You might be a member of the public, or perhaps have needed support from local police in the past, or be a local councillor, or other community official.
Everyone deserves a say in the way their police force is run, and I will always take people’s views seriously, because it is vitally important that the public receives a good service.
The Neighbourhood Policing Survey requests people’s views on a number of topics, such as how aware you are of your neighbourhood policing team, your perception of crime and anti-social behaviour, and how satisfied you are with your local service.
The survey can be completed online at www.telljulia.com, or on a paper questionnaire from your local council building or library.
The survey closes on Sunday 29 July 2018..
The findings from the survey will be published next year and used to ensure local policing receives the support it needs, as one of the public’s top priorities in the current Police and Crime Plan.