Policing Priorities Summer 2011
This consultation aims to gather your views on what you feel are the key policing priorities and what services you think the police are responsible for providing. We will also be asking you whether you are aware of the proposed introduction of an elected Police and Crime Commissioner in Avon and Somerset.
Why We Are Consulting
The Police Authority is responsible for developing an Annual Policing Plan which sets the priorities for the police in Avon and Somerset in the coming year. The feedback you provide via this survey will help inform the development of the 2012/13 Policing Plan.
We will also be asking people about their policing priorities at the following events over the summer:
Bath and West Show -1st-4th June 2011
St Pauls Carnival - 2nd July 2011
Bristol Pride - 16th July 2011
Halcon Community Day - 13th August 2011
Full details of the results are attached below.
The results were presented to all members of the Police Authority and the Chief Constable and his team in early October for consideration – you can watch a recording of this at the link below. This was discussed at agenda item 8 - at approximately 1 hour 39 minutes in to the webcast.
- Results, 96.0 kB (Microsoft Word Document)
- We Asked
- What you feel are the key policing priorities and whether you are aware of the plans to introduce elected Police and Crime Commissioners.
- You said
- Across both the online survey and the face to face consultation ‘investigating and solving crimes in your local area,’ ‘responding to emergencies’ and ‘ensuring offenders are brought to justice’ emerged as the top priorities. ‘Preventing crime through work with vulnerable people’ and ‘reassuring the community’ were considered lower priorities. Over 60% of those who completed the online survey were aware of plans to introduce elected Police and Crime Commissioners and 50% of people said they would vote in such an election.
- We did
- The top two priorities in our current policing plan are ‘respond when you need us’ and ‘investigate crime and protect you from criminals,’ which corresponds with the feedback you provided. Your views will also be taken into account in the process for developing next year’s policing plan, which has just begun. The results were also presented to all members of the Police Authority and the Chief Constable and his team in early October for consideration – you can watch a recording of this on our website: www.aspola.org.uk.