Police Scotland are asking people in Highland Perthshire and across the country to complete a survey about how they can work better in local communities and ensure that they are meeting the needs of the diverse communities in Scotland.
The survey is completely anonymous and allows the public to give their opinions on Police Scotland, by providing feedback on the things that they’re doing right in local communities, as well as the things that they could be doing better. The responses are analysed on a weekly basis to allow Police Scotland to shape how they do things.
The information gathered by Police Scotland through the survey will be used to write a report for the Scottish Police Authority’s Policing Performance Committee. This is one of the ways that policing is scrutinised and is important in helping to ensure 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. People 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 have asked people to be aware however, that the survey should not be used to report specific crimes. Although the survey can be answered anonymously there is an opportunity at the end of the survey to give your personal information if you wish, however this is not a required section.
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/