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Preston residents asked for views on policing priorities

Posted on - 4th August, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston News
Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw at Westminster
Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw on a visit to Westminster last year

Preston residents are being asked to share their views on policing priorities, and the work of Lancashire Police in the face of the current pandemic.

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The ‘Let’s Talk Policing’ survey has been launched by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

Information gathered from the survey will inform the Commissioner’s future priorities in the Police and Crime Plan, which sets out how the police and community safety partners can best keep Preston and Lancashire safe.

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Clive said: “At this time of year I would usually be out and about at events to meet residents face to face and to hear their views on crime and policing first hand.

“It’s really important to me that residents have the opportunity to share their thoughts, and this survey will give people the chance to do so.

“In the face of the ongoing pandemic and with additional pressure on resources it is more important than ever that our plans meet operational needs but also reflect the priorities of the people of Lancashire.

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“Based on previous feedback and with the public’s support, a dedicated task force of officers was rolled out across the county to tackle the issues that matter most to people including drug dealing, anti-social behaviour and burglary, alongside disrupting organised crime group activity and targeting outstanding offenders.

“We all want to build on this and see more bobbies on the beat and over the last year I have continued to challenge Government to make sure we get our fair share here.

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“I want feedback from residents to continue to inform my Police and Crime Plan and I would like to hear from as many people as possible to get a clear picture about their priorities at the current time and how safe and confident they feel where they live.”

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The online survey will be live until 6 September 2020, and is available here.

A telephone survey will run alongside the online survey to give more residents the opportunity to have their say.

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Will you be sharing your thoughts with the Police and Crime Commissioner? Let us know in the comments below.

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