Warwickshire Police supremo wants your views

Philip Seccombe. NNL-161107-145700001
Philip Seccombe. NNL-161107-145700001

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has launched a consultation to find out people’s views on policing and community safety.

The feedback will help shape the next Police and Crime Plan for the county.

He said: “Listening and engaging with the public is a fundamental part of my role and allows me to speak up on your behalf to ensure that the police service is acting on your needs and concerns.”

“It is only right that local people should have a part to play in shaping the Police and Crime Plan and I am keen to hear from everyone who makes up Warwickshire – whether they live here, work here, run a business here or who have been a victim of crime here.”

The survey asks people to consider how different aspects of keeping communities safe should be prioritised, including detecting and preventing harm, protecting the vulnerable and reducing crime. It also asks people to say how safe they currently feel in Warwickshire and to rate how well Warwickshire Police is performing.

The survey is at www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk

You can also call 01926 412322 to request a printed version or write to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, 3 Northgate Street, Warwick CV34 4SP to ask for a hard copy. The closing date is August 26.

Mr Seccombe added: “Keeping people safe from harm often involves many activities which are not obvious to the public, as well as involving other agencies alongside the police.

“The nature of crime itself is also changing, with increases in cyber crime, an enhanced terrorist threat and the need to protect against child sexual exploitation being among the areas which increased focus will need to be placed and this is reflected in the survey questions.

“It is important that the survey gathers opinions across the whole breadth of policing and community safety and I would urge people to spare a few minutes to have their say.”