Cleveland Police has launched a major consultation on neighbourhood policing with residents across the area urged to give their views.
Under the banner of ‘Our Conversation’, the neighbourhood policing survey seeks to find out what local people see as priorities for the area they live, and how they want neighbourhood policing to be delivered.
Chief Constable Richard Lewis has spoken publicly about the importance of neighbourhood policing, and the need to re-establish good connections with communities.
The results from the survey will be looked at alongside other information available to the Force, and a new neighbourhood policing model will be put into place.
Chief Constable Richard Lewis said: “Neighbourhood policing has to be at the heart of the service we deliver. We can’t lose the vital opportunity that it gives us to understand our communities and gain intelligence to solve their problems and tackle crime.
“Our Conversation is the banner under which we will seek feedback from the public, and this first consultation is the opportunity for people to tell us about their neighbourhood.”
The survey can be completed by clicking on this link https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/OCNeighbourhoods/, it will also be available in local police stations and officers and staff will be reaching out to local communities to ask for their views.