Have your say about the future of policing

NDET 96212'Stock pic - generic photo of beat bobbies Police in Chesterfield Town Centre
NDET 96212'Stock pic - generic photo of beat bobbies Police in Chesterfield Town Centre

Chesterfield residents will be able to have their say on policing at an event on Thursday, June 14.

Representatives from Derbyshire Police Authority and Derbyshire Constabulary will be on hand between 10am and 2pm in the Market Place to collect views about policing in the area and discuss issues such as the forthcoming introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners.

The Chesterfield event is one in a series of nine dedicated Have Your Say events across Derbyshire taking in every local authority area. In addition, the Have Your Say team will attend various community events around the county.

Have Your Say will run throughout May and June.

The information collected will provide both the authority and the incoming police and crime commissioner with up to date feedback from communities.

The information will also be made available to those developing the new Police and Crime Plan for future years.

Carole Brister, chair of the authority’s citizen focus committee, urged people to take this opportunity to have their say.

“It’s important that people take part, so that we can take note,” she said.

“We are seeking views on local crime, anti social behaviour and communication which helps us to carry out a health check on policing in different parts of the county. The information that we get from people can then be used to shape the way local policing is delivered in the future.

“Have Your Say has always been popular with local people, both in person at these events and via the on-line survey which is available on the Authority’s website.”