Police Scotland are asking residents of Highland Perthshire and the rest of Scotland to take part in a survey about how the police can work better in local communities, to ensure that they are meeting the needs of the diverse communities across the country.
The survey is completely anonymous and allows the public to give their opinions on Police Scotland, including feedback on the things that they’re doing right in local communities, as well as the things that they think they could be doing better.
The survey is open to the public until the 31st of March 2023, with the responses to the survey analysed on a weekly basis, allowing Police Scotland to use the information to shape how they do things.
Once the deadline passes the information collected during the feedback window will be used to write a report for the Scottish Police Authority’s Policing Performance Committee.
Reports like this are one of the ways that policing is scrutinised and is important part of ensuring that they are policing with the consent of the Scottish people. To make sure that they are working within the needs of the people, Police Scotland produces a report every 3 months.
People filling out the survey will be given the opportunity to give feedback on how safe they feel within their community and if they believe that the police are doing enough to stop crime in their community.
They will also be able to give information on whether the crime in their area has increased over the last 12 months and if they believe there is enough police presence in the area.
Police Scotland are asking those who take part in the survey to be aware that should not be using it to report specific crimes.
To read more about the survey and to fill it in visit: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/strategy-insight-and-innovation/your-police-2022-2023/