Public to have say on policing issues

Cllr Alan Charles Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire
Cllr Alan Charles Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire
Have your say

People in Chesterfield will be able to have their say on policing in the town.

Representatives from the police and crime commissioner’s office and Derbyshire Police will be on hand at the shopping centre on Vicar Lane next Friday, between 9am and 2pm, to gather views.

Members of the public will be asked to fill out a questionnaire asking how safe they feel, what their understanding of frontline policing is and how their quality of life is affected by the fear of crime .

Police and crime commissioners have a statutory duty to consult the public.

Alan Charles, Derbyshire commissioner, said: “The ‘Have Your Say’ initiative is one of the most far-reaching consultation exercises around and has collected extremely valuable information over the years.

“This survey will give me a better understanding of the hopes and concerns of our communities and ensure my future decisions regarding crime reduction reflect public opinion.

“This job is as much about people as it is about policing and this is one of those golden opportunities where the people who rely on us can tell us how we could make their lives better.

“The information we collect will help us identify any weaknesses and will set the scene for future improvements.”