Residents across Cambridgeshire are being invited to have their say and help shape policing priorities in their area.
Following a pilot in Cambridge city, Neighbourhood Policing Teams have launched a new way to influence what officers in your community focus on. This online tool provide a quick and easy way to have you say.
People living in Cottenham are invited to take five minutes to fill out an online survey each quarter so local officers can understand what crime is happening in their area.
Residents are also invited to attend an online meeting each quarter where there will be a presentation on recent policing activity from the team and the results of the survey will be shared. During the meeting neighbourhood teams will be able to listen to concerns, discuss, and allow residents to have an influence on what local police teams tackle.
After the meeting, the team will work on the matters agreed and update residents with progress over the following three months before the process begins again.
Chief Inspector Paul Rogerson, who looks after the neighbourhood teams across the south of Cambridgeshire, said: “Our very genuine desire is to focus our neighbourhood teams on the things that are of the highest risk and concern for our residents. We are also really keen to tell you more about those things you might not realise or see us doing.
“We want to reach out to as many residents as possible. We’re aiming to provide you better access to your neighbourhood police officers, to understand what is happening in your areas from a crime perspective and allow you to help shape the police activity.
“Online contact will never replace police teams being out on patrol to speak with, however residents have told us this is a quick, easy and effective means of getting to know your team and shaping what they do .”
Residents can fill in the survey here: https://forms.office.com/r/bYXEZWCb3u
Residents can also see a list of dates for the online meetings over the next eight months and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cambridgeshire-constabulary-14356769797