Residents across Amber Valley, Bolsover District, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire are being encouraged to share their thoughts on local policing.
Safer Neighbourhood teams across Chesterfield Division are encouraging people to go online to fill out a Community Survey for their area.
The consultation gives residents the opportunity to raise any issues or concerns that police and partner agencies may be able to address. It also asks respondents to rate local policing in their area on a scale of one to 10.
It is hoped that the completed surveys will help to shape policing across Chesterfield Division by showcasing how Safer Neighbourhood teams are perceived by the public, how they are performing and how they can improve.
Officers will also be able to use feedback to help set policing plans and work towards priorities to tackle issues raised by residents.
PC Neil Hopwell from the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Team is one of the driving forces behind the idea for the consultation. He said: “We understand residents across Derbyshire lead busy lives and may not always have the time to attend community panel meeting to meet local officers and have their say. We wanted to offer them a simple alternative in the Community Survey, which ensures their voices are still being heard and does not take long to complete.
“We hope local people will give honest feedback about the service we provide and give us details of how it can be improved. This will allow us to work towards future goals together alongside partner agencies and local residents, to ensure everyone feels happy and safe where they live.” Similar surveys have also been piloted in the High Peak and Safer Neighbourhood areas in the Derby Division.
People across Chesterfield Division can find the relevant survey for their area via the links below:
Bolsover District: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/My-Local-Police/CDivision/BolsoverSection/Bolsover-Community-Survey.aspx
Amber Valley: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/My-Local-Police/CDivision/AmberValleySection/Amber-Valley-Community-Survey.aspx
Chesterfield Policing Section: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/My-Local-Police/CDivision/ChesterfieldSection/Chesterfield-Community-Survey.aspx
Clay Cross and North East Derbyshire: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/My-Local-Police/CDivision/ClayCrossNorthEastSection/Clay-Cross-and-North-East-Community-Survey.aspx
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.