- Listening to You
- Over the last year the Police Authority has consulted the public on all its major decisions.
- The strategic aims for both the Authority and Nottinghamshire Police were agreed taking the views of all those who responded to our various forms of engagement and consultation into account. As a result these aims have been agreed for the second year running as:
- Cut Crime and Keep You Safe
- Spend Your Money Wisely
- Earn Your Trust and Confidence
This year the Police Authority is consulting a wide variety of people in different way in order to obtain their views on issues such as crime and anti-social behaviour, the use of resources and to raise awareness of the incoming Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Authority will be at various events and shows between June and September 2012 asking people to complete a short questionnaire covering their three main local neighbourhood policing priorities and provide their postcode.
See us at:
- 30th June - Arnold and Killisick Residents Association
- 7th July - Ashfield Show
- 28th July - Nottingham Pride
- 4th August - Riverside Festival
- 12th August -Bridgfest
- 18th August - African Caribbean Carnival
- 27th August -Moorgreen Show
- 2nd September - Gedling Show
- Looking Back
- Consulting for 2012-13
In January 2012, Police Authority members and staff undertook a consultation exercise with the public, stakeholder and other interested parties on the Police precept element of the Council Tax.
This included the distribution of 10,000 leaflets at shopping centres which summarised the 2012/2013 draft budget proposal and asked for comments to be submitted to the Police Authority.
In addition,copies of the leaflet were sent to Nottingham City Council Housing Offices, Doctors surgeries, libraries, Further Education colleges, Citizen Advice Bureau and Nottingham City Council Community Centres.
- Four Seasons shopping centre Mansfield
- Victoria shopping centre Nottingham
- Broad Marsh shopping centre Nottingham
The budget proposal was also distributed by Nottinghamshire Police to 6,517 members of the 'Neighbourhood Alert' messaging system. Members of this group who are also neighbourhood watch coordinators were requested to further circulate to their 'watch' members who are not registered to receive 'Neighbourhood Alert' messages.
Parish and Town Council Clerks and Community Safety Partnerships all received the draft budget proposal and were invited to comment while comments were invited at partnership meetings taking place during the consultation period.
The budget proposal was also considered by four focus groups,which were carried out by an independent research company to obtain views on the 2012-2013 Policing Plan priorities.
The majority of the focus group attendees supported the budget proposal as long as the money would be used as described, views echoed by the public at the shopping centres, where the proposal received limited opposition.
With regard to priorities for the policing plan, people felt that increased visibility and more frontline Police officers were the best way to increase feelings of safety and, in a change from previous years, appreciation was shown for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) for the good value and service they provide.
To ensure that businesses have the chance to put their views forward, Nottinghamshire took part in a regional business crime survey, supported by East Midlands Business Crime Forum and the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
- Young People
Feedback from consultation with young people showed that they feel the Police need to earn their trust through increased interaction in an appropriate fashion.
Due to negative feelings about the police, it was felt that young people are sometimes reluctant to contact the police if they become a victim.
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